Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has intervened in the political impasse in Rivers State to restore peace.

He stated this yesterday while briefing State House reporters after a meeting of National Police Council presided over by the President at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mohammed, who said the president was talking to the parties involved in the imbroglio, added that it appeared there would be peace with his intervention.

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) also said the opposition governors had resolved to work with the president because he had shown good faith by not interfering with gubernatorial cases brought before the courts by PDP members.

The governor of Bauchi State, who briefed after the maiden police council meeting under the Tinubu administration, said the president engaged in discussions with the Rivers State governor, Sim Fubara and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, who is alleged to be behind the plot to impeach the governor to restore peace in the state.

He said, “We had a closed session. You will recall, members of the press, that there was a very serious national issue that was discussed that had security implication. That is the problem emerging in Rivers. Mr President, in his usual leadership position, intervened, and it would appear there will be peace in that respect.

“He (Tinubu) has shown that he is president for PDP and APC. We are going to work with him.”

Daily Trust had reported that Governor Simi Fubara and Nyesom Wike, his predecessor who is currently the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), met on Tuesday morning at the police council meeting, which consists of 36 state governors.

Fubara and Wike (who incidentally wore white kaftan) exchanged pleasantries inside the Council Chambers venue of the meeting before it commenced.

Some of the governors, Wike and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, were sighted as they engaged in an aside discussion while others engaged in exchanging of banters.

In the ensuing development, Wike later proceeded to shake hands and briefly exchange pleasantries with Fubara after he had disengaged from the NSA.

The president had used the opportunity of the meeting of the police council, which both the governor and the FCT Minister attended as members, to ostensibly end the feud between the two political allies.

The duo, who reportedly fell out less than six months after succession, have been in the news since the reported move of the Rivers House of Assembly to impeach the governor.

Fubara had stormed the assembly while some lawmakers loyal to Wike were said to be planning his removal.

Meanwhile, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all parties involved in the impeachment saga rocking Rivers State to sheath their sword and allow peace to reign.

Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the National Publicity Secretary of the party in a statement on Tuesday said the call has become imperative as the party has put in place measures through its internal mechanism to resolve the crisis.

“The NWC urges all PDP members and supporters to be calm and assures that it has commenced processes, using the party’s internal conflict resolution mechanisms to ensure that all matters and areas of disagreement are addressed,” he said.

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