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 Breaking: Rivers State Government pulls down House of Assembly complex 



The Rivers State House of Assembly building is currently being demolished.


The demolition, which began early Tuesday morning is a new dimension to the political crisis rocking the state where the state governor, S im Fubara is currently engaged in a supremacy battle with the immediate past governor of the state who is now the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.


As the crisis came to the fore, the House of Assembly had attempted to initiate an impeachment proceedings against the governor which led to a division between members of the assembly with 27 out of the 32-member House pledging loyalty to Wike while the remaining 5 are with Fubara.


On Monday, December 11, the 27 members loyal to the minister including the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, dumped their party, the Peoples Democratic Party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.


A day after (Tuesday, December 12,), a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, stopped the 27 lawmakers from parading themselves as members of the Rivers State House of Assembly while recognising the five members as constituting the authentic House.


Unconfirmed report says the five-member House has on Tuesday morning received the 2024 budget proposal presented by governor Fubara in a session conducted at the Government House in Port Harcourt following the ongoing demolition of the building.


No official statement on why the building is being demolished as at the time of this report.

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