Rivers Crisi: Tinubu’s ‘proclamation’ unenforceable – Secondus
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Rivers Crisi: Tinubu’s ‘proclamation’ unenforceable – Secondus

Dec. 24, 2023

Rivers Crisi: Tinubu’s ‘proclamation’ unenforceable – Secondus

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A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus has said that the ‘presidential proclamation’ on the Rivers State crisis is unenforceable, saying it gives unconstitutional advantage to his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Secondus urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to act as true statesman in his intervention in the political crisis, saying there are creative way to intervene in political conflicts.

Governor Similayi and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, after a truce meeting with President Tinubu on December 18, agreed to an 8-point resolution.

The resolution amongst others mandated Fubara to re-present the 2024 appropriation bill he had earlier presented to the four-member state House of Assembly to the full House.

Secondus, however in a Christmas message on Sunday signed by his media aide, Ike Adonyi, noted that Tinubu’s intervention must not violate the tenets of the constitution.

The statement read in part, “With particular reference to the crisis in Rivers State, the former PDP boss contended that the Intervention of President Bola Tinubu must be by the spirit and letter of our constitution for it to be implementable.

“There are creative ways a political conflict can be resolved if and when the President acts like a statesman and the President of all Nigerians.

“He insisted that Mr President would have violated this sacred role if he acted in such a way and manner that gave an unconstitutional advantage to his political party, the APC, and an individual political godfather. This is the scenario the unenforceable agreement reached at the instance of Mr President purports to foster!”

Secondus, however, enjoined other Nigerians to clarion call on the President and relevant stakeholders to act in the interest of peace in Rivers State and “ensure genuine, unbiased, generally acceptable, and enforceable reconciliation of the crisis”

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