Rivers Elders, Leaders Storm Assembly Quarters, Send Serious Warning to Fubara

Rivers Elders, Leaders Storm Assembly Quarters, Send Serious Warning to Fubara

  • Past and present members of the national assembly and council chairmen have told Governor Sim Fubara to stop his alleged intention to demolish the Rivers state house of assembly quarters
  • The elders and leaders visited the Rivers state house of assembly quarters located along Aba Road in Port Harcourt on Sunday, May 12
  • They rejected the alleged plan of the state government to demolish the complex following the political crisis rocking the oil-rich state

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Rivers state - Governor Siminalayi Fubara has been urged to discontinue any plan to demolish the Rivers state house of assembly quarters located along Aba Road in Port Harcourt.

Elders and leaders in Rivers state gave the warning when they paid a surprise visit to the quarters to assess the condition of the buildings on Sunday, May 12.

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Rivers llders, leaders send serious warning to Governor Fubara
Fubara urged to shelve any plan to tamper with Rivers assembly quarters Photo credit: @OfficialPDPNig
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The elders comprise and present members of the National Assembly, local government chairmen, and opinion leaders, The Nation reports.

The leaders were received by Martins Amaewhule-led house of assembly lawmakers and were taken around the structures and the auditorium.

The facility currently serves as a chamber for the Rivers state lawmakers.

Amaewhule said:

“We have also brought in experts, engineers and there is nothing wrong with these structures. They are fully in use and fully functional. All the experts confirmed to us that this building is one of the best in the entire West Africa."

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, said they were worried about reports of another impending demolition and decided to assess the condition of the premises.

“We want to advise the governor to bridle a little bit at the exuberance that we had seen within this period. It doesn’t portend well to our state”.

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As reported by Daily Trust, prominent leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the oil-rich state such as Desmond Akawor, Kingsley Chindah, Olaka Nwogu, Chief Tony Okocha, among others were part of the protest over the alleged plan of the state government to demolish the complex.

Fubara relocates Rivers assembly to the government house

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Fubara ordered the relocation of the Rivers state house of assembly to the Government House, Port Harcourt.

This was after the governor gazetted Executive Order 001 relocating the state assembly due to the burning of the Hallowed Chamber.

The state house of assembly was set ablaze on October 29th, 2023 and the gazette ordering its relocation was dated December 14th, 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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