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Fubara Has Legal Power to Probe Wike’s Govt – SAN

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 15th May, 2024 - tori.ng

Shittu made this statement in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.

 
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wahab Shittu has supported the move by Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State to probe his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.
 
According to Shittu, Fubara has the legal power to probe the previous government.
 
Shittu made this statement in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.
 
According to the senior lawyer, the Rivers State Commission of Enquiry Act and the Nigerian Constitution empowers Fubara to investigate any government including that of Wike.
 
He said, “If you look at the Rivers State Commission of Enquiry Act (Section 1), the governor of Rivers State has powers to probe the former governor.”
 
Recall that Fubara had announced a plan by his administration to set up a panel of inquiry into the governance of the state.
 
The governor made the announcement on Monday after swearing in Dagogo Iboroma as the Attorney-General shortly after the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was screened and confirmed by the Victor Oko-Jumbo-led House of Assembly.
 
He stated that the state is in a critical situation where it has become obvious that the political crisis cannot be resolved.
 
“Why are we bringing you in at this very critical time? You have a big task. As it is today, in the local parlance, they say the jungle has matured.
 
“We will be setting up a panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance. So brace up. I am not going back on it,” he added.
 
The governor accused his opponents of deliberately sabotaging his administration while he was hoping that the issue in the state would be resolved amicably.
 
He vowed to make tough decisions moving forward no matter how hurtful they would seem.


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