Siminalayi Fubara, governor of Rivers, says he is committed to implementing the eight-point presidential peace agreement on the political crisis in the state.
In a Christmas broadcast on Monday morning, Fubara said the agreement would be implemented in a way that would not compromise the collective interest of the people and democratic values.
The governor said the agreement “is not a death sentence”, adding that he has taken some time to study the terms of the proclamation and has “come to the conclusion that the peace pact is not as bad as it might be portrayed by those genuinely opposed to it”.
Fubara added that the Martin Amaewhule-led house of assembly has withdrawn the purported impeachment notice against him.
He said his government has also released the withheld allowance of the state house of assembly.
On December 18, Fubara and Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), agreed to end the political feud between them after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu.
The political crisis in Rivers had climaxed in an attempt to impeach Fubara and the demolition of the house of assembly complex.
The crisis was linked to the rift between Wike and Fubara, his successor.
Tinubu subsequently intervened to resolve the stand-off between the duo.
However, the president has been criticised by some public affairs analysts for his intervention in the crisis.