Leaders Across Party Lines Rally to Protect Rivers State House of Assembly Quarters

Date:

In a remarkable display of unity and solidarity, leaders and elders from various political parties in Rivers State have joined forces to urge Governor Siminalayi Fubara to refrain from any actions aimed at altering structures at the House of Assembly quarters along Aba Road in Port Harcourt. The distinguished group, comprising former and current members of the National Assembly, local government chairmen, and opinion leaders, convened on Sunday, May 12, for an impromptu visit to the quarters to assess the condition of the buildings.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!

Their intervention comes in response to reports of the governor’s recent visit to the facility and speculations regarding plans to renovate the estate, which currently accommodates the esteemed chamber of the Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly.

Accompanied by prominent stakeholders from the state, the leaders were warmly received by Amaewhule and other lawmakers, who guided them on a tour of the complex and the auditorium serving as the lawmakers’ chamber.

Amaewhule expressed concern over what he described as a grand scheme by the governor to dismantle the structures, similar to the demolition of the House of Assembly Complex along Moacow Road, which prevented legislative activities.

He emphasized that the buildings were in excellent condition, fully operational, and presently occupied by lawmakers and their families. Amaewhule condemned the governor’s alleged forceful entry into the quarters, facilitated by thugs and armed personnel, asserting that the estate remained the property of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Speaking to the elders, Amaewhule emphasized the significance of their visit and reiterated that the estate belonged to the legislative body, not the governor’s office. He underscored the need for respect for democratic principles and the rule of law, asserting that any attempt to interfere with the structures would constitute an assault on democracy and the rights of residents.

Highlighting the legal injunctions in favor of the House of Assembly, Amaewhule emphasized the governor’s obligation to uphold court orders and refrain from unauthorized intervention in legislative affairs.

The leaders’ visit garnered support from various quarters, with Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, stressing the importance of defending democratic institutions and the rule of law. He lauded the integrity of the structures and warned against any actions that could undermine democracy in the state.

The visit also witnessed strong statements from other leaders, including former Speaker of the Rivers House of Assembly, Ikuinyi Ibani, and Senator Olaka Nwogu, who condemned any attempts to disrupt legislative activities and called for adherence to constitutional principles.

The unity demonstrated by leaders across party lines underscores the collective resolve to safeguard democratic norms and institutions in Rivers State. As discussions continue, the leaders remain committed to upholding the rule of law and protecting the sanctity of the legislative quarters.


Discover more from Naija247news

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Peter Okafor
Peter Okaforhttp://Naija247news.com
Peter Okafor Financial Journalist | Editor | Contributor Overview: Peter Okafor is a seasoned Financial Journalist, astute Editor, and valued Contributor at Naija247news Media Group. With an unwavering passion for dissecting complex financial landscapes, Peter has become a trusted name in delivering incisive and insightful coverage of economic events, market trends, and corporate dynamics. Professional Journey Peter's journey in financial journalism has been marked by a commitment to excellence. Joining the ranks of Naija247news, he has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of the intricate interplay between finance and the global socio-economic fabric. Expertise: Specializing in financial markets, economic analyses, and business developments, Peter Okafor has honed his expertise over the years. His ability to unravel intricate financial narratives and present them in a comprehensible manner sets him apart in the world of financial journalism. Contributions As an Editor and Contributor, Peter has played a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of Naija247news. His contributions extend to thought-provoking articles, in-depth market analyses, and coverage of key events that impact the financial landscape. Educational Background: Peter holds a degree in Journalism, complemented by specialized courses in Finance and Business Reporting. His educational foundation has provided him with the tools to navigate the intricate world of financial journalism. Innovation and Adaptability: In an era of evolving media landscapes, Peter Okafor exemplifies innovation and adaptability. Leveraging digital platforms and emerging technologies, he ensures that financial insights reach a diverse audience, fostering financial literacy and awareness. Awards and Recognition: Peter's commitment to journalistic excellence has not gone unnoticed. He has been the recipient of several awards, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the field of financial journalism. Vision for the Future: Looking ahead, Peter Okafor envisions a future where financial journalism continues to empower individuals, shape economic policies, and drive positive change. His dedication to staying at the forefront of financial news underscores his commitment to this vision. Connect with Peter Okafor: - LinkedIn: [Peter Okafor](#) - Twitter: [@PeterOkafor_N247](#) In the dynamic realm of financial journalism, Peter Okafor stands as a stalwart, combining experience, expertise, and a forward-looking vision to illuminate the path of financial understanding for a global audience.

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

Lawmaker seeks justice for late citizen Ogbonna killed by a Chinese national

May 22, 2024. Azonuchechi Chukwu. Chris Nkwonta, member, representing Ukwa East...

Wealthy Nations Profit from Climate Aid Meant for Developing Countries

A Reuters review of U.N. and OECD data reveals...

Discover more from Naija247news

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading