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Rivers Crisis: Fubara Reshuffles Cabinet, Moves Wike’s Loyalists

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has reshuffled his cabinet, moving two allies of Nyesom Wike, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to other ministries.

The development comes 24 hours after the pro-Wike led Rivers House of Assembly overrode the governor’s assent and passed the Local Government (Amendment) Bill into law.

In a statement on Tuesday, Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Tammy Danagogo, announced that Fubara had redeployed Zacchaeus Adangor, Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner to the Ministry of Special Duties (Governor’s Office), while Isaac Kamalu, Finance Commissioner, was moved to the Ministry of Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment.

Danagogo directed the duo, who resigned in the heat of the Wike-Fubara rift, to hand over official documents related to their previous offices to their respective Permanent Secretaries, with immediate effect.

“All hand-over processes must be completed immediately,” the statement read.

The governor told the appointees that: “I wish you well in your coming back. Stand for justice, and stand for the interests of our dear state. That is the purpose of your appointment and that is the truth.

When he re-absorbed them into his government after President Bola Tinubu waded into the crisis and a Peace Accord was adopted, Fubara had said, “I can see how heavy your hearts are. But I assure you that I don’t have anything against anyone of you. You were caught in between during the crossfire I will advise that you give your best. Like I said the first time, let this State and posterity remember you for what is good.”

Reabsorbing them into his administration was one of the points in the terms of the peace accord which was perceived as a political situation to the crisis.

But few months down the line, both camps renewed hostilities.



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