Pro-Wike Lawmakers Send Urgent Message To Tinubu To Help Them As Fubara Goes Tough

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The Rivers Assembly, under the leadership of Martins Amaewhule, has called upon President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene and halt what they perceive as anti-democratic actions by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

During their plenary session at the House of Assembly quarters along Aba Road, the lawmakers expressed grave concerns over what they labeled as Fubara’s autocratic governance style. Amaewhule and his colleagues implored President Tinubu to wade in and call Governor Fubara to order.

In a statement released by Amaewhule’s Media Aide, Martin Wachukwu, the Majority Leader, Major Jack, accused Fubara of allegedly planning to demolish the recently constructed Assembly Quarters.

Members highlighted a series of what they termed as tyrannical acts by the Governor, including the burning of the Assembly’s Hallowed Chamber, demolition of the Assembly Complex, attack on the Speaker’s official residence, and the withholding of funds from Local Government Councils and the Assembly Service Commission.

They condemned such actions as despotic and urged the people of Rivers State and the President to intervene.

Amaewhule specifically criticized Governor Fubara’s intrusion into the Assembly, describing it as provocative and indicative of a dictatorial attitude. He questioned whether the Governor respected the constitutional principle of the separation of powers.

Amaewhule urged members to defend democracy and reject any attempts to sow ethnic division.

The Assembly resolved to communicate their grievances to the British High Commission, the American Embassy, the European Union, and the United Nations, informing them of Fubara’s alleged authoritarian conduct towards the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Meanwhile, a court in Rivers State later on Friday declared the seats of Amaewhule and 24 of his colleagues vacant over their defection from PDP where they were elected to APC. The court said that their seats remain vacant pending the determination of the suit filed against them.

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