Youths under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Leaders of Thought have warned the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike against ongoing plots to impeach Governor Simi Fubara of Rivers State.
In a statement signed by Comrade Jackson Agbor and Moses Omare, Chairman and Secretary General respectively, the youths said;
“We have watched carefully on the recent happenings in Rivers State and resolved as follows:
“We condemn in totality the way and manner the Governor of Rivers State, H.E Sim Fubara was treated by men of the Nigerian Police Force; a situation where water and teargas was poured on him at the early hours of Monday is highly unacceptable.
“We call on the Inspector-General of Police to call his men to order and advise them to be professional and unbiased in their dealings
“We express our optimum displeasure against Barr. Nyesom Wike for instigating ongoing unrest in Rivers government. Wike trying to bring another Ikwere man as Governor through the backdoor will be resisted by all.
“Rivers State is not Wike’s private estate.The Ijaws have supported all past Ikwere Governors to complete their respective tenures and ours can not be an exception.
“We therefore call on all Ijaw sons and daughters in Rivers State, in respective of party affiliation to rise up to defend Governor Sim Fubara. An injury to one is injury to all.
“We call on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call on his Minister for FCT, Barr Nyesom Wike to order. If there is any breakdown of law and order, he should be held responsible because Ijaw Youths will fight with their last drop of our blood to stop the impeachment against Governor Sim Fubara.
“Therefore, we are calling on Ijaw Youths to resist any form of intimidation and fight back to defend our Ijaw Governor in Rivers State.”