Fubara makes dramatic entrance at Rivers Assembly Quarters amidst impeachment plot



Rivers state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara on Thursday stormed the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters amidst the ongoing political crisis in the state to impeach him.

There was tight security around the area as the governor visited the quarters where the Martin Amaewhule-led legislators meet.

Governor Sim Fubara

The governor asserted his presence at the location, emphasizing his role as the state’s governor. However, he only took a brief three-minute stroll around the premises before departing.

His visit came on the heels of a fresh crisis in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Some lawmakers loyal to the governor had on Wednesday elected the member representing the Bonny constituency Victor Oko-Jumbo as their Speaker.

Oko-Jumbo, who is said to be the new speaker for the entire 32-member Assembly, was said to be elected at 10 am during plenary on Wednesday, in line with the Standing Order of the House.

Oko-Jumbo was one of the four lawmakers loyal to Fubara in the wake of the political crisis in the state.

They had at the time of the crisis elected Edison Ehie as the speaker but the latter later resigned from the State Assembly, and was appointed the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

It was not clear how many lawmakers were present during the plenary that produced Oko-Jumbo as speaker.

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