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Rivers crisis: Tinubu can only wish you well – Falana to Wike, Fubara


A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Femi Falana, has said President Bola Tinubu’s intervention in the political crisis rocking Rivers State is “extra-legal”.

DAILY POST reported that President Tinubu at some point waded into the crisis involving Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the Federal Capital Territory minister, Nyesom Wike.

His intervention led to a peace pact between the parties late last year, a move that was meant to calm the situation in the State.

But Falana said there was no provision outside of the law to resolve the political crisis.

“I think the President’s intervention in the Rivers political crisis is not backed by any provision of the Constitution mind you,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“It’s an extra-legal measure towards the restoration of law and order in that state.

“The President can only wish them well. And if they have taken their battle to the court of law, they just have to follow through and allow the law to take its course. That is what the rule of law is about under a democratic dispensation.

“There is no provision outside the law and that point has to be made abundantly clear to those involved in the crisis in Rivers State,” he said.

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