Edwin Clark to Tinubu: intervene in Rivers political crisis

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Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark has again called on President Bola Tinubu to step into the political crisis in Rivers state.

Clark, The Nation had reported also called on the President to address the Ondo State political crisis by encouraging the doctrine of necessity.

The former national Commissioner, in an open letter to the president titled, ” Another clarion call on Mr. President to intervene in the situation in Rivers State” urged the president to step into the political crisis to save the state albeit the region from crisis.

He stated: “I would like to write again as promised to call your urgent attention in dousing the state of deep political divide in Rivers State. As you would recall, I had earlier addressed a press conference four weeks ago when the political crisis started in Rivers State, appealing to you to personally handle this matter.

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“I thank you for the action which you took at the time, including urging the Governor, HE Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor in office, Mr. Nyesom Wike who is today a Minister in your government to sheath their swords.

“However, let no one be deceived, the situation is not yet over and things seem to be degenerating by the day.

“Both the Minister and the Governor are my sons and that informs my particular interest to ensure that peace returns as soon as possible to Rivers State.

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“Besides, Rivers State is very important to the stability of the Niger Delta and the overall national economy. Therefore any breakdown of law and order there will not be in the overall interest of all.”



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