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DRAMA; Two Assembly factions hold parallel sittings as pro Wikes Lawmakers ask Fubara to represent budget

DRAMA; Two Assembly factions hold parallel sittings as pro Wikes Lawmakers ask Fubara to represent budget

The Rivers State House of Assembly led by The Martin Amaewhule led Rivers State Assembly has given Governor Siminalayi Fubara a 7-day ultimatum to re-present the 2024 budget to the House.

The directive came after the first sitting of the pro-Wike Assembly on Monday after some months.

Meanwhile, the Victor Oko-Jumbo led house of assembly is also holding a similar sitting.

Recall that Fubara had earlier presented the budget to the Pro-Fubara House when his current Chief of Staff Edison Ehie was the Speaker.


Ehie and the other lawmakers loyal to Governor Fubara assented the budget estimates, and the governor signed the bill into law.

But, President Tinubu during an intervention into the crisis bedeviling the state and in an eight-point resolution, ordered the governor to re-present the already passed 2024 budget of the state to the Amaewhule’s led assembly.

However, on Monday, Amaewhule, who presided over the plenary gave the ultimatum following a resolution of the House during Monday’s plenary.

This came after a motion by the House Committee Chairman, Dumped Mao, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the assembly.

Amaewhule had put the motion to vote leading to the resolution agreed by the members present at the resumed sitting.

The lawmakers also agreed to relay their decision to Governor Fubara through a letter.

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