Fubara wants to demolish our quarters – Rivers Speaker cries out

Gov Simi Fubara

Mr Martin Amaewhule (Obio/Akpor 1), Speaker of the Rivers House of Assembly, has raised the alarm that Gov. Siminialayi Fubara is planning to demolish the residential quarters of members of the State House of Assembly.

Amaewhule made the remark on Friday in Port Harcourt while reacting to the governor’s recent visit to the quarters.

Fubara had told newsmen during the visit that he wanted to ascertain the state of the facility for possible rehabilitation.

Amaewhule described the visit as ‘unannounced and an invasion’ on the residential premises of Rivers assemblymen.

”His plan is to demolish the quarters the way he did to some parts of the state assembly complex in 2023,” he said.

The factional speaker said that the governor’s move was purely political because the Rivers assembly residential quarters was still the best in the country.

”The residential houses were built by the administration of former Gov. Nyesom Wike in 2022.

”There’s nothing wrong with the buildings. They are in perfect condition. We have not called on the governor for any form of help.

“The governor’s undue interference is one that is unbecoming of a sitting governor who is supposed to uphold the sanctity of the law,” he said

Amaewhule further accused Fubara of always carrying out actions that were against democratic norms and principles.

”His actions show that he had declared war on all politically elected people in the state,” he said.

Efforts to obtain the state government’s response to the accusations proved abortive as neither the governor nor the information commissioner was ready to ready to react.

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