Standing together: Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Presidential Villa.

Wike, Fubara Rekindle Friendship, sit side by side 

Wike, Fubara Rekindle Friendship, sit side by side 

By Uke N. Uke

Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Barrister Nyesom Wike who is the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory appear to have put their differences away.

They were seen together at the Saint Cyprian’s Church along Hospital Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Both men who were obviously the centre of attraction during a church service attended the official ceremony put together by the Rivers State Judiciary to mark the commencement of the new legal year.

Eyewitnesses said both men who shook hands publicly engaged eachother in private conversation all through the event.

“The intensity of their conversation; the fact that they sat side by side”, said an observer, “indicates the worst is over.”

A publisher of a popular Port Harcourt  newspaper not the Port Telegraph told this news medium there was an air of conviviality when the two towering personalities met.

Recall that perceived differences between the two men sparked off a row in the State last week, leading to the destruction of the Legislative chamber of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Most who swore that Wike and Fubara would never hit it together again in the wake of emotions expressed last week are in shock.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Barrister Nyesom Wike and his ‘godson’, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State.


The Godfather and his Godson have set everything aside and decided in the overall interest of the Rivers people, the press cameras in the church and the protection of the mainstream political family that they come from to embrace one another and move on.

A cross section of Rivers people, except those who are spoiling for war, are happy over the development according to information reaching our news desk.

Eze Serg Awuse, Chairman of the State’s Traditional Rulers Council took to his official Facebook account last week to thank God for the return of peace.

Peace is priceless, Fubara had said when he chose last week to apologize to Rivers people.

With the gradual restoration of peace, many here hope that the commissioning and flag off of projects jettisoned as a result of a seeming cold war between the Godfather and his Godson would recommence.

That, they say, would be the perfect icing on the cake. Fact is, Rivers people used to high tempo project deliveries in their State are waiting for dividends of democracy under the administration of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.



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