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Sen Orji Uzor Kalu urges FCT Minister to sheath the sword for peace in Rivers

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By Ignatius Chukwu 

A strong appeal has gone to the FCT Minister and former governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, to sheath the sword in the ongoing conflict in Rivers State. 

Sen Kalu however appealed to Gov Fubara to maintain his peaceful disposition to avoid two people doing same thing at same time. 

The Senate committee chairman urged the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory to also call his supporters to order as a commitment to fostering peace and putting the interest of the State above all considerations. 

He told Fubara; “I want to admire Your Excellency, your Deputy and your team for the good things you are doing in the State, but it is good to have peace. 

“I want to thank you because you look like a very peaceful man. Your face shows a peaceful man. Your laugh shows a peaceful man. So, I want you to continue in that manner of peace. There is nothing like peace. Let people who are eating with this problem stop eating from it.  

“We know that politics has taken its shape. We commend you for what you are doing for the people of your State. I will continue to ask you to focus on the job.  

“Leadership is a very big burden. It is not a sweet potato. It is not anywhere where you can see rice and beans. On the street of Rivers, everyone is saying that the Governor and the former Governor are quarreling. 

“We want to plead with you, continue to be holding your people back because if your people demonstrate like the other people, we will have a state of anarchy, and it is not good to have anarchy.  

“I want to plead with you to abide by the rules of the land. I plead with you to abide by what the Constitution says. I plead with you to also abide by the decisions of the Judiciary. Wait for every judicial interpretation and act on judicial interpretation,” he added. 

He pledged the readiness of the committee to work with the State Government to achieve mutually beneficial goals that will advance the interest of all Nigerians, adding that the hardship in the land was already enough burden that leaders need to concentrate efforts to address to promote growth and prosperity for all.  

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