All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Rivers government clarified that Governor Siminalayi Fubara did not sign a “peace agreement” with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, under duress at the Presidential Villa on Monday.

On Wednesday, the State Commissioner for Information, Joe Johnson, addressed the public during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Lunchtime Politics programme.

“I was in that meeting and the governor did not negotiate from the place of weakness.

“There was no pressure from anywhere; when people disagree, they come to the round table and settle,” Johnson said.

“There is nothing to doubt it (the agreement), we have gone beyond the issue as to who signed, and who didn’t sign,” the Commissioner added when asked whether the governor signed the peace agreement.

President Tinubu had on Monday met with Fubara and Wike at the State House in Abuja.

Following the meeting, President Tinubu issued a directive for the conflicting parties to withdraw all legal proceedings initiated by Fubara and his team. Additionally, he emphasized the recognition of Martin Amaewhule’s leadership in the Rivers State House of Assembly, as opposed to that of Edison Ehie.

Also, nine commissioners who resigned from Fubara’s cabinet would be reinstated, according to the agreement.

Controversies have arisen surrounding the peace agreement, with elder statesman Pa Edwin Clark stating that Fubara was “ambushed” into signing the document.

Regarding whether Fubara signed the document, the information commissioner emphasized that, for the governor, no price is too high for peace. He expressed the governor’s commitment to the pursuit of peace, citing biblical principles. The commissioner also mentioned imminent disclosures of approvals by the governor, signaling a readiness for peace and affirming Fubara’s sincerity in the process.

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