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Anti-gov Fubara lawmakers hold plenary in Rivers


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The faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly members believed to be against Governor Siminalayi Fubara took possession of the Assembly complex on Tuesday and held a plenary.

A total of at least 20 members of the house loyal to the ‘suspended’ Speaker, Martin Amaewhule attended the sitting.

The issues the lawmakers discussed included the suspension of the strike by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), and the order for the police to investigate the fire incident in the chamber on October 29.

It could not be ascertained if the lawmakers re-opened the impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara which led to the earlier political tension in the State.

In the meantime, police patrol vans have been stationed at the entrance of the Assembly complex.

However, vehicular and human movements which were restricted during the sitting by the Assembly members have now been lifted at Moscow Road.

Some senior police officers were sighted locking the entrance to the House of Assembly complex after deploying more men to the entrance gate.

It would be recalled that the factional Speaker of the House, Edison Ehie alleged an assassination attempt on his life on Sunday night.


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