You must work with Wike for the sake of Rivers people – Goodluck Jonathan to Fubara

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said that Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, must work together for the good of the people of the state.

Jonathan made the call on Monday at an event organized by the Rivers State Government to inaugurate the construction of the Trans-Kalabari Road Project.

He expressed concern over the challenges associated with transition of power in the country, and noted while issues often arise during transition of at the presidential level, they are generally better managed.

The former president who cited the political crisis in Rivers State as an example, advised both the incumbent and immediate past governor, Wike to collaborate for the welfare of the people of the state.

He said; “On that note let me plead, because the political tension in the state is becoming too much. Transition in Nigeria is becoming a problem. At the center, Presidents have been taking over from Presidents, there are always issues but at least it’s better managed.

“But at the state level, it’s becoming noisy in so many states. And I say that is not the best. Outgoing governors and incoming governors must know that they work together for the collective interest of the citizens of the state.

“And that is critical because you must work together. In this case of Rivers State, Honourable Minister Nyesom Wike and Governor Sim Fubara must work together for developing the lands and the people of Rivers State.

“The tension will not help us. Rivers State is very critical in this country. Rivers State is the heart of the Niger Delta. If Rivers State is destabilized, the whole Niger Delta will be destabilized. And it will not end within the Niger Delta alone because I’m from this part of the country and I know how the system works.

“And we don’t want any crisis in Rivers State. Leaders must know that nobody takes hundred per cent, you must learn the principle of give and take. So, all political actors must work together if you love the Rivers people.”