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“The Jungle Has Matured”. Ex-Gov. Nyesom Wike To Be Probed As New Attorney General Takes Over

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has revealed plans of his government to probe the last administration of Rivers State.

Mr Fubara announced this while swearing in a new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for the State, Dagogo Iboroma, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, May 13.

The last governor was Mr Nyesom Wike, now federal minister of Nigeria’s capital territory, Abuja. Both Wike and Fubara are at the head of a political crisis that has gripped the state over control of government machinery.

In the local parlance, they say the jungle has matured. We will be setting up a panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance” in Rivers State, Fubara affirmed to the applause of members of the state executive council.

Mr Fubara did not explain why he was taking the unprecedented steps to investigate the affairs of the previous government, which he served as the Accountant-General from 2019-2023. However, he referred to failed attempts at resolving certain disputes he said he considered family affairs. In the absence of such a resolution, he ominously remarked, his administration is determined to forge ahead and prioritize the welfare of the people above every other interest.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara

But it has become very clear that this disagreement, there is no way to resolve it amicably. And for a lot of reasons, there is visible evidence that there is sabotage, a deliberate attempt to sabotage this administration. For that reason, we have to move forward. And, moving forward, if it means taking decisions that are going to hurt anybody, we are not going back on the protection of the interest of Rivers people”, the governor said.

“Brand New Attorney General” Takes Over

During the swearing-in ceremony, Fubara spoke to how much the state needs the legal expertise, competence and neutrality, he hopes, the new attorney-general will bring to the table. 

So, my brother, Dagogo Iboroma, you are going to be the brand new Attorney-General of our dear State. SSG, give him his letter, he is the Attorney-General

Why are we bringing you at this very critical time? We have a lot of issues around us. We believe that you are not going to be the one that when they send service to you, you go and file “nolle prosequi” or you go and file one thing that would kill us here.

Please, defend us. We know that you are going to defend us because your record is clean. You are a gentleman and peaceful. You are not a noise maker. People like you are endowed, and they have the fear of God.

The governor berated the last AG for disloyalty and sabotage but was short of providing details or any evidence.

Prof. Zaccheaus Adangor, recently resigned from the government as attorney-general, saying he expected the governor to stay loyal to his predecessor, who many believe was instrumental to the Fubara’s emergence as the state governor.

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