The Elders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State convened a confidential meeting with the state’s Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, to discuss matters related to peace and the prevailing political turmoil.
This meeting was prompted by recent attempts by certain legislators in the State House of Assembly to impeach the governor, which resulted in the unfortunate incident of the assembly’s chambers being set ablaze.
Among the distinguished attendees were Elder Ferdinand Alabaraba, the Leader of the PDP Elders Forum; Chief Sergeant Awuse, the Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers; OCJ Okocha, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria; and Bro Felix Obuah, who served as the Campaign Director of PDP/Fubara for the 2023 election.
The confidential gathering took place at the governor’s residence within the Government House in Port Harcourt. While the exact purpose of this meeting remains undisclosed, insider information suggests that the PDP elders gathered to mediate the ongoing crisis in the state.
An anonymous source, close to the matter, revealed that the elders had implored Governor Fubara to refrain from taking further actions while the team embarked on consultations with all concerned parties, with the overarching aim of restoring peace to the region.
This behind-the-scenes negotiation underscores the pivotal role of experienced political figures in resolving complex disputes and fostering unity in the face of political turmoil. As the situation in Rivers State evolves, these closed-door discussions hold the promise of a peaceful resolution to the ongoing crisis.