Your continued silence on Rivers Political crisis worrisome — Group slams President Tinubu

Your continued silence on Rivers Political crisis worrisome — Group slams President Tinubu

A youth group, 21st-Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience (21st CYNDAC), has criticised President Bola Tinubu for his silence on the ongoing political turmoil in Rivers State, describing it as disturbing, worrisome, and unacceptable.

In a statement, leader Izon Ebi expressed strong disapproval of the President’s prolonged silence, attributing the current crisis and skirmishes among political figures in Rivers State to this neglect.

Ebi accused Tinubu of failing to intervene and restrain the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration and former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.

He cautioned against endorsing Wike’s apparent bid for political dominance over state governance and resources, asserting that the crisis stems from a power struggle between a political mentor and protégé, alongside resistance to the control of state assets for the benefit of the mentor and his associates.

The statement partly reads: “The 21st-century youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience ( 21st CYNDAC ) condemn the silence of Mr President to call his minister to order.

“The reason for the political crisis in Rivers State is not far-fetched. It’s a fight between a renegade political Godfather and a godson; it’s a resistance to the capture of state Resources and institutions for the use and benefit of a godfather and his loyalists.

“The 21st Century youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with conscience ( 21st CYNDAC) use this medium to admonish the adversaries to allow peace to reign and allow state institutions to function according to the dictates of the Constitution.

“There is no position in the Constitution whereby a man becomes a state and openly boasts of making a state ungovernable and the Federal government.

“With all the country’s instruments of coercion is loudly silent and tacitly giving support to a godfather without taking cognizance of the welfare of citizens of the state into consideration.

“Undermining the authority of the state governor by laying siege at local government headquarters by the Nigerian police is an act of taking partisanship to the extreme as the past government of Wike sacked a duly elected local government council and replaced them with caretaker, the Police or any other agency of government never laid siege on the council areas despite the fact that Amaechi was also a Minister and was in a chummy relationship with the then President.”

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