Rivers State House of Assembly complex under demolition. | Photo: Ripples Nigeria
‘The reasons for the demolition are yet to be revealed but it may not be far from the recent flexing of muscles between Governor Fubara and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike’
By Valentine Amanze
The political crisis rocking the Rivers State on Wednesday December 13, 2023 took a different twist with the demolition of the state House of Assembly complex.
Though no group has claimed the responsibility, uncomfirmed reports stated that the state government geve the order.
The reasons for the demolition are yet to be revealed but it may not be far from the recent flexing of muscles between Governor Similayi Fubara and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, over the control of the “soul of the state”, which snowballed into taking of sides by the state lawmakers.
Yesterday, a High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, under the seal of Hon. Justice M.W. Danagogo restrained Martin Amaewhule and Dumle Maol from parading themselves or interfering with the activities of Rt. Hon. Edison Ogerenye Ehie as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The presiding judge, in an experte motion, warned against the use of thugs and Police officers to forcefully gain access to the premises of Rivers State House of Assembly Complex.