Rivers Crisis: Lawyer Lists 3 Illegal Moves By Governor Fubara, Faults Wike

Rivers Crisis: Lawyer Lists 3 Illegal Moves By Governor Fubara, Faults Wike

  • Rivers state political crisis has taken a new dimension with stakeholders faulting alleged illegal actions taken by Governor Siminalayi Fubara
  • Barrister Oladotun Hassan, a legal practitioner, said the demolition of the state assembly by the state government was not in line with the law
  • In an interview, Hassan also told Legit.ng that the executive order moving the activities of the state assembly to the executive chamber did not conform with the law

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has been criticised for making some alleged illegal moves amid the political crisis rocking the oil-rich state.

Fubara and Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers state and current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been at loggerheads for months now.

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In an interview with Legit.ng, Barrister Oladotun Hassan condemned the political crisis in Rivers state and mentioned three illegal actions taken by Fubara in the state amid the face-off.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara has been condemned for demolishing the Rivers state house of assembly
Governor Fubara knocked over alleged illegal moves amid Rivers crisis Photo Credit: @SimFubaraKSC
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The lawyer also remarked that Wike overstepped in exerting his influence as a political godfather over his successor and provided misguided advice to his supporters, who are lawmakers in the state.

Rivers: Lawyer lists illegal moves by Fubara

According to Hassan, the governor's move to demolish the state house of assembly was illegal and should be condemned.

The legal luminary added that Fubara's executive order to move the legislature's activities to the executive chamber was illegal and would tamper with the judiciary's independence.

Hassan also said the governor's claim that the assembly complex was his property was also condemnable, as the governor does not need to personalise state property.

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He said:

"What is happening in Rivers state is condemnable from the Wike and Fubara's sides. The governor has made some moves, such as trying to claim the ownership of the state assembly, the demolition of the assembly complex and moving the assembly to the executive chamber."

Fubara claims he owns Rivers

Legit.ng earlier reported that Fubara said the opposition camp also belonged to him and that he had sworn to protect everyone.

Fubara said this while warning the state's local government chairmen to follow the path of peace and leave at the end of their tenure.

The governor's comment followed the chairmen's threat that they would not leave because the Martins Amaewhule-led house of assembly, in an amended law, extended their tenure to six months.

Proofreading by James Ojo Adakole, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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