“Rivers State Crisis: Dele Momodu Criticizes Tinubu’s Mediation, Questions Legal Validity”

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In the ongoing political turmoil in Rivers State, Dele Momodu, a prominent figure in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has voiced his criticism over the recent intervention by President Bola Tinubu. Momodu expressed his views on the legality and implications of Tinubu’s involvement in the dispute between Governor Sim Fubara and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike.

The rift between Fubara and Wike revolves around the control of Rivers State’s political structure and finances, leading to defections and resignations within the state Assembly and executive council.

Tinubu, in an attempt to bring about reconciliation, facilitated a peace deal between the two conflicting parties at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. As part of the resolution, Tinubu issued an eight-point plan.

Dele Momodu, taking to Instagram to share his perspective, raised concerns about the legal validity of a Federal President intervening in the internal affairs of a state. He emphasized that no President should function as the “Headmaster” of both the State and Federal Government, questioning the democratic principles underpinning such actions.

Momodu expressed dismay at what he considers a constitutional overreach and called for opposition parties to resist attempts at imposing a one-party dictatorship in Nigeria.

As the political landscape in Rivers State continues to evolve, reactions to Tinubu’s involvement reflect the complexities and legal intricacies surrounding interventions at the state level by federal authorities. The situation prompts a broader discussion about the delicate balance between federal and state autonomy within Nigeria’s democratic framework.

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