Rivers Assembly Speaker Condemns Governor Fubara’s Plot To Demolish Assembly Quarters

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… As Members Remain Resolute in the Discharge of their Duties

The Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Martin Chike Amaewhule, on Thursday, addressed the media on Governor Siminialayi Fubara’s latest plot to demolish the recently built Rivers State House of Assembly quarters, located along Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

According to the Speaker, Rivers people were stunned today when the Governor Fubara stormed the House of Assembly quarters with another attempt to demolish the premises. He stated that Nigerians are watching day by day as the Governor, who is supposed to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and extant laws of the State is now the chief breaker of the law.

Rt. Hon. Amaewhule said the House of Assembly quarters is one of the best in Nigeria and was built by the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Nyesom Wike. The quarters was commissioned by the Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, now Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The Speaker expressed disappointment in the Governor’s undue interference, stating that the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters was built for Members of the House of Assembly, not for the Executive arm. He said the Governor’s actions are unbecoming of a sitting Governor who is supposed to uphold the sanctity of the Law.

“We are ashamed to have a Governor who has no respect for our Constitution, laws, and democracy. Indeed, our Governor is an assault to our democracy,” Amaewhule said.

The Speaker further revealed that the Governor mobilized thugs to his official residence and evaded the official residence of Members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, jumping through the fence and breaking the back gate. He accused the Governor of wanting to demolish the property of the Rivers State House of Assembly, which was built with taxpayers’ money, without informing the Members.

Rt. Hon. Amaewhule stated that while other Governors are looking for ways to improve the well-being of their people, the Governor Fubara is busy looking for structures to demolish, adding that he has nothing to show but to demolish what other past Governors have built.

The Speaker affirmed that Members of the 10th Rivers State House of Assembly are not afraid and will continue to make laws for the good governance of the State, stressing that the Governor has no power over the legislature, as the House of Assembly is a creation of the Constitution.


Martins Wachukwu

S. A. Media Aide To The Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly

May, 9th 2024.

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