BREAKING: Rivers Assembly Rules Against Fubara, Enacts New Law

BREAKING: Rivers Assembly Rules Against Fubara, Enacts New Law

  • The crisis rocking the Rivers state political scene is far from over, as lawmakers of the state assembly took an unexpected action
  • The Rivers state Assembly disregarded Governor Siminalayi Fubara and enacted a service commission law
  • This came on the heels of Fubara's rift with his boss and the former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Rivers state, Port Harcourt - On Friday, March 22, the Rivers state House of Assembly ruled against Governor Siminalayi Fubara to enact the Rivers State House of Assembly (RSHA) Service Commission Law.

Rivers crisis worsens as Assembly enacted new law without Fubara's assent
Lawmakers of the Rivers state House of Assembly overrode Fubara’s assent. Photo credit: Sir Siminalayi Fubara
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As reported by Channels TV, the House took the decision on Friday after convening an impromptu sitting.

This is the second time the state lawmakers will override Fubara’s assent on bills. On Friday, January 26, the House passed four new bills into law without the assent of Governor Fubara.

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The speaker, Martin Amaewhule explained that according to Section 100 subsection the governor is not required for the passage of the bills into law.

How is this connected to Wike vs Fubara feud?

Meanwhile, Nyesom Wike, the current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and former Rivers governor, has been at loggerheads with his preferred successor over the control of Rivers state.

The Rivers assembly invited nine former commissioners who resigned from the cabinet of Governor Fubara to undergo fresh screening as commissioners.

The commissioners, most of whom were loyal to Wike, resigned from Fubara’s cabinet amid the power tussle between the two leaders.

At a Thanksgiving service on Sunday, February 18, 2024, Wike sent a veiled message to his successor, Fubara. The minister bragged that he and members of his camp would be undefeatable in the 2027 election because of the alliance between the PDP and APC in the state.

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Fubara recounts “trouble” during impeachment saga earlier reported that Fubara said if he had utilised all his powers as governor of Rivers state, there would have been a "total crisis".

Fubara said this in an interview published on the X (formerly Twitter) page of Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Thursday, March 7.

The governor stated that he was not overly bothered about losing his seat, but he was concerned about the indigenes of Rivers state.


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