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President Bola Tinubu has intervened in the festering crisis in Rivers State which is chiefly between former Governor, Nyesom Wike and Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

This followed calls from various quarters for the President to call the parties to order, given the threatening dimension the crisis has developed into.

The President met with stakeholders from Rivers State behind closed doors at the presidential villa, Abuja on Monday evening.

Governor Fubara led the team from Rivers State. Wike was reported to have arrived the meeting with his entourage at about 7pm.

The meeting also had a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili in attendance as well as leading traditional rulers from the state.

It was gathered that the Vice President, Kashim Shettima and the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, were also part of the meeting.

Rivers State has been the centre of political melodrama over the last three months.

The House of Assembly is factionalized with 25 of its members defecting from the PDP to the APC.

The seats of the defectors were declared vacant by a four-member house, while both parties have now taken to the courts to further their courses.

The House of Assembly complex has been demolished by the state government while a four-member legislature is in the business of lawmaking.

Details of the presidential meeting were yet to be made clear at the time of filing this report.

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