Fubara Removes Wike’s Ally As Rivers Traditional Rulers Council Chairman

Gov. Similayi Fubara of Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has removed Chidi Awuse as Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers.

Awuse, an ally of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, was replaced with the traditional ruler of Apara Kingdom, Eze Chike Worlu Wodo.

The governor said Awuse was removed following inactivity and the absence of effective leadership of the council under him.

Governor Fubara made the announcement at a special meeting he had with members of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Wodo is the Paramount Ruler of Apara Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State.

Governor Fubara pointed out that, under Eze Sergeat Awuse, the council produced a calendar for the year 2024, and insulted the State Government by deliberately refusing to include the photographs of the Governor and the Deputy Governor.

Such posture, Governor Fubara noted, among others, clearly demonstrated that the council under that kind of leadership had not, and would never live up to expectations.

He said, “I want the council to live up to its responsibility. From my observation, the council is moribund. So, I can feel that the council, for a while now, has been very inactive. Inactive because, maybe, the chairman has decided not to be responsible as a chairman. I think that is the best way to describe it.

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