Rivers crisis: protest rocks Rivers State [video]

The youths of Rivers State came out en masse on Friday to protest against the agreement reached by Wike, the erstwhile governor of Rivers State and governor Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State.

They warned the Governor against recalling the commissioners that resigned from his administration and re-presenting the 2024 budget to the House of Assembly.

The agreement between Wike and Fubara was reached after President Bola Tinubu and other stakeholders met with the two warring factions.

The youths threatened to storm the Government House if the Governor fails to heed the warning.

“We’re calling on the governor not to recall any Commissioner. Any attempt to recall any Commissioner, we’ll occupy the Government House,” the protesting youths hammered.

“Nyesom Wike did not vote for Sim alone. We also voted for Sim. We’ll not allow anybody, anybody all to truncate the will of Rivers people.

“So we’re calling on the Governor, don’t be under any pressure from anybody. We want to call on the Governor, don’t return the budget to the Assembly.

“The Rivers State House of Assembly has only one Speaker recognised by the law which is Edison Ehie. And as such, the seats of the 27 lawmakers are vacant. We want to call on the Governor, we voted for you and you must listen to us, Tinubu is not from Rivers State,” a leader of the protesting youths said.

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