Rivers state: Pro-Fubara, Wike lawmakers hold parallel sittings today

The two factions of the Rivers State House of Assembly are having parallel sittings as of press time.

On Sunday night, July 7 the Victor Oko-Jumbo-led House loyal to the State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara had in a letter by the Clerk, Dr G. M Gillis-West, invited a new commissioner-nominee, Emmanuel Frank-Fubara, to appear before it on Monday for screening and confirmation as a member box the State Executive Council.

Also, the Martin Amaewhule-led House loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, is holding a plenary today.

The pro-Fubara lawmakers hold their sittings in the Government House, Port Harcourt, while the pro-Wike legislators sit at the State Assembly official quarters along Aba Road, also in the metropolis.

It will be the first sitting of the Amaewhule-led lawmakers since the Court of Appeal judgement said the Rivers state high court had no jurisdiction in determining the status of the pro-Wike lawmakers as members of the House.

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