- Nigerian Labour Congress and others held a solidarity walk in support of Gov Siminalayi of Rivers state.
- State workers thanked the governor for the N100,000 Christmas bonus.
A show of unity took place on Friday, December 22, organized by various groups, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), student unions, civil society organizations, members of the Hausa community, and others, expressing support for Gov. Siminalayi of Rivers State.
State employees utilized the occasion to express gratitude to the governor for the N100,000 Christmas bonus.
They gathered in front of the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital, reinforcing their endorsement of the governor, who is currently in a dispute with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.
The apparent strain in the relationship between Wike and Fubara caused a split among lawmakers in the House, with 27 of them defecting from the PDP to the ruling APC. Wike currently serves as a minister in the central government of the APC, the same party Fubara aligns with.
The situation escalated to the point where an impeachment notice was served to the governor, the Assembly complex was demolished, and there was a wave of resignations from pro-Wike commissioners in Fubara’s cabinet.
However, it appears that a resolution was achieved after a meeting between Tunubu and the conflicting parties on Monday, December 18.