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Tinubu Intimidated Fubara Into Signing Peace Pact — Briggs

 A fresh revelation has emerged over what truly transpired in Aso Rock Villa during the peace meeting brokered by President Bola Tinubu between the Rivers State’s Governor, Siminilayi Fubara, and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike.


Making the revelation was a former Commissioner for Water Resources in Rivers State, Chief David Briggs, who was at the meeting.


Briggs alleged that President Tinubu intimidated Governor Fubara into signing the peace agreement with Wike.

Chief Briggs said Governor Fubara signed the resolution under duress. He said there were indirect threats issued by President Tinubu before handing the governor the document to sign.

The former commissioner said he was at the Villa with other Rivers elders, who were equally invited, hence he witnessed first-hand what transpired.

He said President Tinubu threatened that there would be consequences should Governor Fubara refuse to endorse and abide by the tenets of the document which he described as a “presidential proclamation”.

‘I was there’

Briggs said: “I was there, so I’m a witness. What I say is primary, not secondary. We were invited for a meeting but that was not a meeting.

“What happened is that Mr. President walked in with a written resolution, addressed us and declared that what he has in his hand is a presidential proclamation.

“He emphasised the fact that he is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and anybody who dares to say no to what he is saying would face the consequences.

“That, in a simple layman’s word, is called a threat. Let’s get it very clear, if you are in the position of the governor, what will you do? Will you get up and go and say no to Mr President with that kind of subtle but energetic threat?”

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