Fubara fights back as Rivers State Assembly gets new speaker

Leah TwakiMay 8, 20242 min

Fubara and the Rivers State House of Assembly go head to head again as a new factional Speaker has emerged.

The political crisis between Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the Rivers State House of Assembly has continued to take new twists as Hon. Victor Jumbo, representing the Bonny Constituency, has emerged as the new factional Speaker in the Rivers State House of Assembly on Wednesday.

Jombo is among the four lawmakers loyal to the State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara since the political crisis that rocked the state started.

The pro-Fubara lawmakers were led by the former factional Speaker, Edison Ehie, who later resigned from the Assembly following President Bola Tinubu’s intervention to mediate a settlement between Fubara and his estranged political godfather, Nyesom Wike, who is currently the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Meanwhile, Fubara has warned the Heads of local government administration in Rivers State not to appear before the State House of Assembly.

Fubara, revealed this in a statement issued through the Director of Information & Communications, Local Government Service Commission, Ebirieneuket Nteile, warning that any staff who disobeys or violates the instruction will be dismissed accordingly from service.

“I am directed to inform you/ all officers of the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State, not to honour/appear before the Members of Assembly or any purported invitation by anybody or group of persons in any guise without the permission of the Acting Chairman- Local Government Service Commission”

He added, “ Any staff who disobeys or violates this instruction will be dismissed accordingly from service.”

Leah Twaki

A Chemistry graduate, excels as a social media manager, digital journalist, and content creator with an interdisciplinary skills blend of science and communication.

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