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Rivers Crisis: Tinubu Was Ready To Take Hard Action If Resolution Failed – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to the peace brokered by President Bola Tinubu between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his immediate predecessor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, on Monday evening.
Recall that the duo reached an agreement to end the political crisis rocking the state.
Reacting through its spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, the presidency said President Bola Tinubu was fully ready and equipped to take a very hard action had the crisis rocking Rivers State politics not been resolved on Monday evening.
He said the President’s motive in intervening in the matter is not a political one.
The agreement was reached after President Tinubu and other stakeholders met with the two warring factions.
Speaking on TV after the resolution was signed, Ngelale said the President acted as the father of the nation.
“The motive of the President in this case is clearly not a political one. He’s the father of the nation.
“He’s the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. It’s his primary responsibility to ensure that there’s peace, stability and security in all parts of the country.
“If he sees that peace is breaking down in any part of the country, this is a President that will take action. But nobody should be mistaken, His Excellency, Mr President, was fully ready and equipped to take a very hard action if this resolution was not reached.
“So it is of great relief to the Rivers people and Nigerians at large that a resolution has been reached.”

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