Rivers crisis: PDP leaders meet, welcome Tinubu's intervention

They also vowed to unite the party and act as defenders of democracy in the country.

The Governors Forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed President Bola Tinubu’s intervention in the Rivers State crisis and urged all political parties to sheathe their swords. This was stated in a communiqué issued by the governors on Tuesday night after they met at the Oyo State Governor's Lodge in Abuja to discuss the crisis in the oil-rich state and other national issues. Ta. The communiqué signed by Forum Chairman and Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed states: “PDP governors are alarmed by recent developments in Rivers State and welcome the President’s intervention to end the crisis. There is,” he added. “This conference called on all parties to the Rivers State crisis to sheathe their swords and resort to peaceful solutions. Furthermore, this forum will provide a platform for swift and fair containment of the issues at hand. Tuesday's meeting was held in the wake of the crisis in the oil-rich state, where an attempt was made to impeach Governor Sim Fubara. Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the caucus in the Rivers State House of Assembly also appeared as the Speaker of the House to sack Mr. Edison Ehie, who was accused of masterminding the fire incident at the Parliament complex late on Sunday.   
, President Tinubu was in a crisis and convened a meeting with Fubara and his predecessor Nyesom Wike, who is currently the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr Wike also assured the PDP of resolving the issue amicably in a meeting with a delegation of South-South leaders in Abuja on the same day. Earlier, the Party's National Working Committee (NWC) urged the parties to sheath their swords and resolve the issue peacefully. The PDP spokesman Debo Ologunagba in a statement said the party has “commenced processes, using the Party`s internal conflict resolution mechanisms to ensure that all matters and areas of disagreement are addressed”. “The NWC therefore charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, and members of our great Party in Rivers State to close ranks, unite, and focus on the onerous task of governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to the people,” he added.

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