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Rivers Crisis: Factional Speaker screens Fubara’s nominee amidst controversy

By Ikechukwu Onyia

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In a startling turn of events, the political crisis in Rivers State has escalated as the factional Speaker, loyal to governor Sim Fubara, took charge of crucial legislative functions by screening the governor’s nominees.

On Monday, the Rivers State House of Assembly conducted the screening and confirmation of Dagogo Israel Iboroma, SAN, as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

Led by Speaker Rt. Hon. Victor Oko Jumbo, the House carried out the screening process at the Chambers inside Rivers State Government House.

This development comes in the aftermath of a High Court ruling in Port Harcourt, ordering the 25 members of the faction loyal to former governor Wike to cease parading themselves as House members.

Legal experts have also weighed in on the matter, citing Section 109, which states that the defected House of Assembly members are no longer recognized as members of the House.

Governor Sim Fubara who has been in a political ‘war’ with his predecessor, Nyeso Wike was last week issued executive order, relocating the business of the Rivers State House of Assembly to the Government House, citing renovation of the Chamber as his reasons.

The political landscape in Rivers State continues to be marred by uncertainty and legal complexities, raising questions about the future of governance in the region.

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