Pro-Wike Lawmakers Give Fubara 7-Day Ultimatum To Re-Present 2024 Budget

Pro-Wike Lawmakers Give Fubara 7-Day Ultimatum To Re-Present 2024 Budget
  • PublishedJuly 8, 2024

The Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule, a loyalist of Nyesom Wike, has given the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara a 7-day deadline to resubmit the 2024 budget.

The order was issued during the first session of the pro-Wike House on Monday after a hiatus of several months.

Fubara had previously presented the budget to the other House loyal to him, with his current Chief of Staff, Edison Ehie, presiding as Speaker.

Ehie and the pro-Fubara lawmakers passed the budget estimates, which the governor signed into law, stating it aims to promote economic development, and inclusive growth, and address socio-economic inequality in the state.

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Meanwhile, the House faction led by Victor Oko-Jumbo is holding a parallel session.

The Victor Oko-Jumbo-led House loyal to the State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara had on Sunday night 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.

Meanwhile, the Martin Amaewhule-led House loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, will also hold plenary today, it was gathered.

While the pro-Fubara lawmakers held their sittings in an improvised Hallowed Chamber in the Government House, Port Harcourt, the pro-Wike legislators sat at the State Assembly official quarters along Aba Road, also in the metropolis.

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