Police take over Rivers House of Assembly quarters

May 10th, 2024


Police take over Rivers House of Assembly quarters

All the entrances to the House of Assembly quarters located along the Aba Road, Port Harcourt, have been blocked by policemen. 


The Nation reported that both the first and second gates to the lawmakers’ estate were safeguarded by the police with about 30 patrol vans used to block the entrances.


This came after the Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly claimed that the governor was planning to demolish the quarters following his recent surprise visit to the facility.


Governor Siminalayi Fubara however said his reason for visiting the estate on Thursday, May 9, was harmless. He said; 


“Is the Assembly quarters not part of my property? Is there anything wrong in going to check how things are going on there?

“You are aware of the developments. We have a new speaker, and I went there to see for myself how things are. There might be a few things I might want to do there for the good of our people.”


It was learnt that following the alarm raised by Amaewhule, the anti-Fubara lawmakers including some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kept vigil around the estate till daybreak.