Fresh plot to impeach Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has emerged.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Former Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has warned Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, of an impending move to undermine him with the dissolution of the executive body of the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lukman, in a piece titled: “End of Progressive Politics”, argued that if the dissolution stands, congresses would be stage-managed to produce new party executives at all levels, who will be loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.
Lukman, who is the immediate past national vice chairman, North, of the APC, envisaged that by 2027, Wike, who has already fallen apart with Fubara, would produce the APC governorship candidate for Rivers State.
He claimed that APC, under the leadership of President Tinubu, as it is constituted today, was not the APC the founding fathers sold to Nigerians both in 2015 and 2023.
Lukman contended that with “a garrison brand of progressive politics” being played with Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the helm of affairs of the party, problems of political divisions in the country would be entrenched.
He said: “The strategy of APC in Rivers State for 2027 will be to further fragment the people of the state. Rather than working to unite political leaders in Rivers State, President Tinubu’s garrison politics will only seek to take advantage of the current division between Amaechi and Wike.
“In addition, Wike will have to incur the political cost of separating from his political godson, Fubara. Even if Fubara achieves all that needs to be achieved as governor of Rivers State, President Tinubu’s garrison politics will emasculate him.
“At this rate, Tinubu is practically pushing Nigerians to bid bye to progressive politics. With such reality, it simply means, the structures of APC in FCT will also be dissolved to produce new APC leaders at all levels of the party, who will be loyal to Wike.
“And any state, where APC is led by people who might have opposed President Tinubu, will similarly be dissolved. Once the circle of imposing stooges as APC leaders at all levels is completed, which started with imposing Dr Ganduje as National Chairman, the next level of imposition will spread to all other democratic institutions to guarantee the supremacy of garrison politics, which will then affirm all the political choices of APC under the leadership of President Tinubu, whatever that means.”