Rivers Assembly Fractions Holds Separate Meetings

Barely one month after the governor of Rivers state Siminalayi Fubara, was threatened with impeachment, the  State House of Assembly has been thrown into yet another crisis on Tuesday.

There were four police patrol vehicles positioned at the Moscow Road entrance of the Assembly complex, despite the restrictions on both pedestrian and car traffic along that section of the Assembly.

According to sources, about 25 lawmakers, led by Martins Amaewhule, met early on Tuesday to discuss two issues related to the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria’s (PSAN) decision to suspend the strike.

The legislators, who seemed to be supporting Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, also demanded that Olatunji Disu, the state commissioner of police, look into the explosion at the Assembly that leveled the sacred chamber and damaged other pieces of property.

A vote of confidence in Governor Siminalayi Fubara was, however, passed by lawmakers led by the divisive Speaker, Edison Ehie, who said that they would either swim or float with the governor.

Emerging from an undisclosed location on Tuesday, they expressed their appreciation for the governor’s efforts to maintain calm in the state through security measures and developmental accomplishments.

In a statement signed by Legislative Aide, Ken Uchendu, Ehie, said “It takes a man of vision to steer the ship of development for the benefit of the people of the state”.

They agreed that to further the interests of the state, they would always provide the governor with the necessary backing to carry out his agenda for continuity and consolidation.

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