JUST IN: Fubara Sacks Rivers Traditional Council Chairman, Names New Leader

JUST IN: Fubara Sacks Rivers Traditional Council Chairman, Names New Leader

  • Siminalayi Fubara, governor of Rivers, has appointed Chike Worlu Wodo as the new chairman of the state’s traditional rulers’ council
  • Legit.ng reports that Fubara announced the appointment of Wodo during a meeting with members of the council at the government house in Port Harcourt
  • The Rivers governor revealed that he has terminated the appointment of Chidi Awuse as the chairman of the council

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers state has sacked Eze Sergeant Chidi Awuse as the chairman of the supreme council of traditional rulers council.

As reported by The Nation, Fubara announced the paramount ruler of Apara kingdom in Obio/Akpor local government area (LGA) of the state, Eze Chike Worlu Wodonas the new chairman.

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The Governor of Rivers state, Siminialayi Fubara, has replaced the chairman of the state supreme council of traditional ruler’s council, Eze Sergeant Awuse.
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According to Leadership newspaper, the Rivers governor said the decision followed the inactivity and the absence of effective leadership of the council under Awuse, who is an ally of Nyesom Wike, Fubara's predecessor.

Fubara disclosed the development during a special meeting he had with the traditional rulers at the Banquet hall of the government house in Port Harcourt on Friday, June 21.

The governor asserted that there was a need to have a more competent and diligent traditional ruler with the presence of mind, and ability to carry everybody along.

He said:

"I have decided today, we have to move forward. By the special grace of God, the administrative life-span of the chairman is one year, which is renewable.

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"So, at this particular time, I have to say that with the power vested on me, I announce that the tenure of Chief Sergeant Awuse has been terminated.”

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a civil society group, New Rivers Agenda, said Rivers state people did not make mistakes voting for Governor Fubara.

This was contained in a statement.

The president of the group, Johnson Zinaka, accused the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike of trying to play God in the affairs of Rivers state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.