Rivers Assembly override Fubara's Veto - gwg.ng


Showdown In Rivers As Assembly Nominates, Confirms, LG Commission After Overriding Veto



The Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martins Amaewhule, has enacted the Rivers State Local Government Bill into law, overturning Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s veto.

Initially, the House passed the Local Government Bill on March 13, 2024, sending it to Fubara for approval, which was subsequently denied.

The bill was reintroduced by the Leader of the Amaewhule-led Assembly, Major Jack, (representing Akuku/Toru) constituency 1.

A statement made available to newsmen said the bill was thoroughly debated by members.

The Amaewhule-led lawmakers also screened and confirmed nominees for the positions of chairman and members of the Assembly Service Commission.

The confirmed nominees include Sampson Worlu as chairman, along with Abinye Blessing Pepple, Blessing Belema Derefaka, Gbaranen Robinson and Madam Dorcas Amos as members.

The Amaewhule-led Assembly is making moves to ensure that Fubara conducts local government elections before the expiration of his tenure.

The governor has not issued any official statement regarding the LG election yet or the override of the veto that could pave way for the conduct of the local government election in Rivers State.

GWG.ng reports that the development is bound to exacerbate tension in the state beyond the veto override as it could go to define the pace and pattern of politics in Rivers State.

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