*Both condemn bombing of Assembly, call for prosecution of bombers
*Ehie’s faction pass vote of confidence on Fubara, condemns Assassination attempt on its Speaker.
Eric Olusesan/Port Harcourt
Two factions of Rivers Lawmakers loyal to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory FCT and Governor Siminalayi Fubara resume sitting today Tuesday November 21 at different locations.
The faction led by Martin Amaewhule the factional Speaker loyal to Wike sat at Assembly complex guarded by heavy security manned by a detachment of armed Policemen, the ones led by the Ehie, the suspended Leader of the House and the factional Speaker loyal to Fubara reportedly also sat.
There was an unusual security beef up by the Police around the Rivers State House of Assembly along Moscow road Port Harcourt as lawmakers led by Martins Amaewhule and loyal to Nyesom Wike, Minister of Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja had a sitting today, Tuesday November 21.
Sketchy reports have it that about 25 Lawmakers sat and deliberated on the called off strike by members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, inspected the damage caused by the explosion that rocked the Assembly Chambers on Sunday night October 29.
They are reported to have called on security agencies to investigate the bombing of Assembly Chambers and unearth the masterminds and bring them to book.
Our Correspondent reports that the main entrance to the Assembly Complex, which is directly opposite the Rivers Police Command headquarters Moscow road, Port Harcourt, was being guided by five trooper vehicles as Police Armour Personnel Carrier, APC, patrols.
In another development, the faction of lawmakers loyal to Governor Fubara under the leadership of the Speaker, Rt Hon. Edison Ehie has passed a vote of confidence on the Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
In statement signed by one Ken Uchendu on behalf of the faction said that “rising from a sitting on Tuesday 21st November 2023, the House commended the Governor on his developmental strides and security initiatives to keep Rivers State peaceful, stressing that it takes a man of great vision and peace to steer the ship of development for the benefit of the people of the State
“The House resolved to continuously give the governor the required support to accomplish his consolidation and continuity agenda to benefit the State.”
He said the Lawmakers condemned the attack on the Speaker’s residence and the burning of the hallowed chamber of the Rivers State House of Assembly. The House appealed to the governor to commence the rehabilitation works as soon as possible.
Furthermore, the house impressed on the need for the Inspector General of police, and other related security apparatus of state to investigate these attacks and bring the culprits to book.
Our Correspondent could not independently confirmed the time and venue where five lawmakers including, Ehie had their sitting.