A coalition of leaders in Rivers State have told President Ahmed Tinubu that any attempt by Governor Siminalayi Fubara to re-present the 2024 fiscal budget he already signed into law will make a mockery of the state, noting that Rivers is not a Banana Republic.
The Coalition of Rivers State Leaders of Thought spoke in Port Harcourt, yesterday, after its meeting. Speaking, the Convener, CORSOTS, High Chief Sunnie Chukumele, commended President Ahmed Tinubu for taking steps to resolve the political impasse that has threatened the state, but regretted that the proclamations of Tinubu runs contrary to all known laws in the country.
Chukumele appreciated the President and other well-meaning groups who have shown goodwill and genuine interest in the peace and development of the state.
He noted that the manner in which the presidential proclamation was It is bullying and intimidations of an elected officer, adding that the Abuja proclamation did not honour the Constitution.
Chukumele said: “The exercise as observed, presents the scenario as bullying and intimidation of an elected Governor which is the symbol of authority and power of Rivers State.”