Again, Rivers Assembly Vetoes Fubara, Slams Him For Saying They’re Non-Existent

The Speaker of the House urged the lawmakers to ignore Governor Fubara's comments about them and focus on the task ahead and provide quality representation for their various constituencies.

FILES: Rivers State Governor Sim Fubara


The Rivers State House of Assembly has once more vetoed Governor Siminalayi Fubara, by consolidating the Rivers State Local Government Amendment Law number 5 of 2015, 2023, and number 4 of 2024.

After the consolidation, the state lawmakers passed it into a unified law.

They said this is to cure all discrepancies in the individual amendments some of which include appointment into the board of the Local Government Commission, and the payment of political office holders at the local government level.

Speaking during plenary, the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, urged members not to be distracted by the Governor’s comments about them because he has absolutely no legal powers to say they’re non-existent.

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He, however, urged them to focus on the task ahead and provide quality representation for their various constituencies.

Lending their voices to the call, the majority leader of the House, Hon Major Jack, blasted the governor for referring to them as non-existent while the deputy speaker condemned the governor’s remarks referring to them as unguided.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the APC Caretaker Chairman in the state called for a resumption of impeachment proceedings against the governor by the Assembly.

Governor Fubara had on Monday criticised the attitude of the members of the Rivers State House of Assembly towards his administration, saying the members will cease to exist as legislators if he so decides.

He said the lawmakers are existing based on his recognition predicated on the Peace Accord initiated by President Bola Tinubu.