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Akpabio/Fubara: Callers On The #MorningCrossfire React

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Callers on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire shared their thoughts on Senate President Godswill Akpabio's response to an address given by Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara during the funeral service of late Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc.

Governor Fubara had questioned the motives behind political struggles and rivalries, suggesting that they sometimes lead to death. However, the Senate President, who took the stage shortly after for his own remarks, berated the governor for questioning the motives behind power struggles among politicians in Nigeria.

The Rivers State governor and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, have been involved in a power tussle, leading to political tension in the state between supporters loyal to Governor Fubara and Mr Wike.

While some view the governor's address as an admonition to the political class to make a positive impact on people's lives, others have criticized Senator Akpabio for making negative remarks about the governor's statements during a funeral.

One caller on the show, supported the Senate President’s remarks, stating that the governor's comments were inappropriate for the occasion.

‘’That is not a place to make such a comment” he noted.

However, another caller shares an opposing view, asserting that the governor’s comment was timely and accurate. 

"The governor was spot on; the governor was apt…" he said.

A different caller urged the Senate President to stay away from Rivers State politics, emphasising that a Senate President should exercise caution when making statements in public.

‘’Our governor is doing well, allow him (governor) to concentrate” she stated angrily.

The last caller shifted the focus from political rhetoric, expressing concern about the effective utilisation of the state's resources for the greater good of the people.

"What are you doing with the resources that came to Rivers State?" he queried.

He urged the governor to translate his admonition to politicians into actions for the development of the state.

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