Governor Fubara Visits Rivers Assembly Quarters as Pro-Wike House Of reps speaker allege plans to demolish the temporary chambers (video)

May 9th, 2024


Governor Fubara Visits Rivers Assembly Quarters as Pro-Wike House Of reps speaker allege plans to demolish the temporary chambers  (video)

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara who has been at loggerheads with the State House of Assembly paid an unscheduled visit to the Assembly Quarters on Thursday, May 9.

 

The quarters serve as the official residence for the 32 legislators of the state and house the temporary chambers of the (Pro-Nyesom Wike) Martin Amaewhule-led state Assembly since the demolition of the main assembly building.

Alongside heavy security, Governor Fubara briefly toured the premises before departing to inspect the Emohua-Kalabari road, slated for inauguration as part of his upcoming first-anniversary celebrations next week.

Regarding the visit to the Assembly Quarters, Governor Fubara said it was to assess the facility in light of the emergence of the new Speaker, suggesting that some work may be necessary to be carried out there.

“Is Assembly not part of my property? Is anything wrong going to check how things are going on there? You are aware of the development, we have a new speaker and I went there to see for myself how things are for myself because there might be a few things that I may do there for the good of our people,” Governor Fubara said.

 

After Fubara left the premises, Martin Amaewhule addressed reporters and alleged that Fubara was planning to demolish the Assembly quarters. He also called Fubara a ‘violent man’.

 

Fubara’s visit also comes after some lawmakers loyal to the governor had on Wednesday elected the member representing the Bonny constituency Victor Oko-Jumbo as their Speaker.

 

Oko-Jumbo, who is said to be the new speaker for the entire 32-member Assembly, was said to be elected at 10 am during plenary on Wednesday, in line with the Standing Order of the House.

Oko-Jumbo was one of the four lawmakers loyal to Fubara in the wake of the political crisis in the state.

 

They had at the time of the crisis elected Edison Ehie as the speaker but the latter later resigned from the State Assembly, and was appointed the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

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