Fubara to set up panel of inquiry to probe Wike’s administration

The Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has announced that the state government plans to establish a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the governance of Nyesom Wike that were in place before he took over office.

Fubara made this known during the swearing-in ceremony of Mr. Dagogo Iboroma as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the State at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Fubara sets up panel of inquiry to probe Wike’s administration
Fubara and Wike during the 2023 governorship campaign

The Governor told Iboroma that he chose to bring him in as the Attorney-General at this time, noting that the moment was critical in the governance of the state.

He stressed that the state at the time has a lot of legal matters that need to be tackled with bravery and courage, pleading that the new attorney general should not fail the state.

Fubara said: “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.”

He reiterated that though he thought the political crisis he considered as problem within a family would have been resolved but regretted that there had been no headway out of it.

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.”