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Massive resignation of Wike’s loyalists from Fubara’s cabinet as political climate heats up

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Rivers State is facing a fresh wave of resignations within Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s administration, as five more commissioners tendered their resignations, adding to the ongoing political turbulence in the oil-rich state.

The latest resignations include Chinedu Mmom (Ministry of Education), Gift Worlu (Ministry of Housing), Jacobson Nbina (Ministry of Transport), Inime Aguma (Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation), and Austin Ben-Chioma (Commissioner for Environment).

Aguma cited a lack of room for professional development in the workplace, while Ben-Chioma attributed his resignation to the political crisis engulfing the state. Mmom, Worlu, and Nbina highlighted a toxic working environment and unresolved political crisis as reasons for their exits.

These resignations come amidst a backdrop of escalating tensions between Governor Fubara and his predecessor, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

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Last December, the same commissioners resigned in the wake of political turmoil, only to be reinstated following intervention by President Bola Tinubu.

Fubara recently announced plans to initiate a panel of inquiry to investigate the governance of the state under the Wike administration, accusing opponents of sabotaging his leadership.

However, the move has deepened the feud between Fubara and the state House of Assembly.

In a bid to assert control, Fubara’s loyalists in the assembly elected a new speaker, while the governor issued an executive order relocating the assembly’s sitting venue to the Government House due to safety concerns.

Despite President Tinubu’s intervention last year, the political imbroglio shows no signs of abating, underscoring the entrenched divisions between key stakeholders in Rivers State.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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