Mr. Emeka Woke, a key loyalist of former governor Nyesom Wike and one of the nine re-appointed commissioners by Governor Siminilayi Fubara has said that the re-appointed commissioners never asked to be recalled by the governor.
Speaking to his supporters and members of the Grassroot Democratic Movement (GDI) in Port Harcourt, Mr. Woke said that the governor had recalled them as part of the peace deal chaired by President Bola Tinubu to resolve the political crisis lingering in Rivers state. He refuted a statement accredited to the governor stating that the commissioners had asked to be re-appointed.
” We saw a press release by the SA to the governor of Rivers state, Siminilayi Fubara that we resigned on our own volition and returned on our own volition. It is important that we correct the impression, we never returned to anywhere. We were recalled based on presidential proclamation.” He said during his address.
Mr. Woke was the commissioner for special duties under the Fubara before the crisis that led to him and other nine commissioners loyal to former governor Nyesom Wike resigning their positions. An eight point peace resolution signed at the instance of President Bola Tinubu stipulated the recall of the commissioner as one of the conditions for reconciliation in the oil rich state.
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