Diaspora Group Hails Tinubu’s Neutrality in Rivers State Crisis

Some Nigerians residing in the United States have lauded President Bola Tinubu for his impartial stance in the ongoing Rivers State crisis, particularly in the conflict between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

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Diaspora Group Hails Tinubu’s Neutrality in Rivers State Crisis

Under the banner of the Association of Nigerian Professionals in Diaspora (ANProD), these individuals expressed appreciation for President Tinubu’s commitment to maintaining neutrality, asserting that it is a positive step for democracy.

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The crisis, which has been ongoing, saw President Tinubu’s intervention in October 2023, where he facilitated a peace pact agreement between the warring factions. Despite this effort, hostilities have persisted, prompting reassurances from the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, that President Tinubu will remain impartial while ensuring the smooth functioning of the state government.

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Diaspora Group Hails Tinubu’s Neutrality in Rivers State Crisis

In a statement issued by Dr. Guy Mc-Ikpa, the President of ANProD, the group lauded President Tinubu’s leadership for refusing to take sides, even though Governor Wike is a member of his cabinet. Mc-Ikpa emphasized that President Tinubu’s impartiality has set a commendable example, demonstrating leadership in the face of conflicting interests.

The statement highlighted Tinubu’s impartiality and objectivity as crucial factors in fostering unity, inclusivity, and constructive dialogue, ultimately contributing to national progress and development. Mc-Ikpa commended Tinubu’s dedication to the greater good of the nation, asserting that his visionary leadership has promoted unity and harmony among citizens.

ANProD further praised President Tinubu’s tireless efforts to bridge divides, promote inclusivity, and celebrate Nigeria’s diversity. They emphasized that despite the option to favor Governor Wike due to his position within the cabinet, President Tinubu’s selfless approach has inspired Nigerians to prioritize collective goals over individual differences.

President Tinubu’s commitment to impartiality was underscored as a cornerstone of his governance, promoting fairness and neutrality in decision-making processes. ANProD credited Tinubu for fostering an environment where diverse perspectives are valued and respected, thereby earning the trust and confidence of the nation.

The statement concluded by expressing confidence in President Tinubu’s continued leadership and the expectation of sustained progress under his impartial guidance.

The commendation from the Nigerian Diaspora in the U.S. serves as recognition of President Tinubu’s efforts to uphold democratic principles and navigate challenging political landscapes with fairness and integrity.

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