President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has decided to intervene in the political crisis in Rivers state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, has said.
The governor said this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the Police Council meeting in Abuja.
He aid the President’s decision was timely and would bring succour to the people of Rivers state.
“We discussed a very serious national issue that has security implications and that is the problem emerging in Rivers state. The President in his usual leadership position intervened and that shows there will be peace in that state,” he said.
The governor said the President has so far exhibited the attributes of a father of all Nigerians.
“The President has shown that he is a President for everybody; the President for PDP and President for APC by intervening today and bringing succour and solace to the people of Rivers and Nigeria,” he said.
The Bauchi State Governor said Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) we are satisfied with the leadership qualities displayed by President Tinubu, adding that they will continue to support the President in the discharge of his duties.
He said governors were happy that there was no interference in the litigations that concerned all PDP Governors.
“I spoke on behalf of the PDP Governors and we extoled the leadership qualities of the President, we congratulated him for his success at the court and we also showed our appreciation that all the PDP Governors who went through the tribunal emerged victorious. We know that is leadership. There is professionalism in the conducts as well as the way and manner the judiciary is working under his leadership.
“He made sure he didn’t use his big hammer and biro to extricate or emasculate us as the opposition. We find this to be very good and going forward, we pledge that we are going to work with him to bring good governance to the people of Nigeria,” he said.
This week, political crisis erupted in Rivers state following reported attempts by the lawmakers to commence impeachment process against the governor.
The lawmakers who initiated the impeachment proceedings were reportedly loyal to former governor of Rivers state and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mr Nyesom Wike.