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Just in: Gov. Fubara to probe predecessor, Wike, inaugurates panel of inquiry

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Barring last minute change of plans, Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara, has indicated plans to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the administration of his predecessor, Mr. Nyesom Wike in the last eight years.

Swearing in Mr Dagogo Iboroma (SAN), as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice at Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, Fubara said he chose to bring Iboroma in as the Attorney-General at the critical moment in the governance of the state.

The governor said the state is now faced with a lot of legal issues that need to be tackled with bravery and courage, urging the new attorney general not to fail the state.

“So, my brother, Dagogo Iboroma, you are going to be the brand-new Attorney-General of our dear State. SSG, give him his letter, he is the Attorney-General.

“Why are we bringing you at this very critical time? We have a lot of issues around us. We believe that you are not going to be the one that when they send service to you, you go and file “nolle prosequi” or you go and file one thing that would kill us here.

“Let me also say this, you have a big task. We will be setting up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance. So, brace up, I am not going back on it.

“Please, defend us. We know that you are going to defend us because your record is clean. You are a gentleman and peaceful. You are not a noise maker. People like you are endowed, and they have the fear of God,” Fubara was quoted as saying.

The governor said he thought the political crisis in the state would have been resolved within the family but regretted that there had been no headway.

Fubara said though it was unfortunate, but that his administration has moved forward because there is now a well-constituted State House of Assembly to discharge legislative duties, and a seasoned lawyer appointed as the Attorney-General of the state.

“I am happy that this is happening today to mark the beginning of a new era in our administration.

“When I said that I had a reason for being patient, it is because I know that we are all from one family. And if we have a disagreement, no matter how bad it is, it should be resolved amicably.

“But it has become very clear that this disagreement, there is no way to resolve it amicably. And for a lot of reasons, there are visible evidence that there is sabotage, deliberate attempt to sabotage this administration.

“For that reason, we have to move forward. And, moving forward, if it means taking decisions that are going to hurt anybody, we are not going back on the protection of the interest of Rivers people,” Fubara also said.

 

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