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Rivers crisis: Rivers Assembly overrides Fubara, passes LG bill into law

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The Martins Amaewhule-led Rivers State House of Assembly has passed the Rivers State Local Government Bill into Law, overriding Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s veto.

The House had initially passed the Local Government Bill and sent it to Fubara for approval on March 13, 2024, which was 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.

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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.

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The governor is yet to make any official statement about the LG election.

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