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Rivers crisis: No need for rehabilitation of Assembly quarters – Wike loyalists

A group of Rivers elders and leaders loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday visited the state House of Assembly residential quarters.

This is coming a few days after Governor Siminalaye Fubara embarked on an inspection visit to the facility.

DAILY POST recalls that during his visit, Fubara had said that the essence was to find out the state of the facility for possible rehabilitation.

Speaking during the visit, Mr Desmond Akawor, a former PDP chairman in Rivers State, said the group were at the Assembly quarters to ascertain the structural viability of the buildings.

”We got information about some leakages on some roofs and other structural defects on your residential buildings.

”We are also informed that the governor is set to intervene by breaking down some of the buildings and carrying out rehabilitation where necessary.

”For us, we will not want another structure in the state to be destroyed without replacement,” he said.

Receiving the group, the Assembly’s factional Speaker, Mr Martin Amaewhule (Obio/Akpor-1), described the visit as an indication of Rivers people’s concern over the happenings in the state.

According to him, they had engaged experts who confirmed that nothing was wrong with the buildings.

”This is one of the best legislative quarters in West Africa, it is in good shape, it does not require rehabilitation at the moment,” he said.

The factional Speaker said that the law of separation of powers empowered the Assembly to have full ownership of the estate without the governor’s interference.

Recall that the ongoing political wrangling in Rivers has polarized the state into two political camps, one loyal to Governor Fubara, and the other supporting his predecessor, Wike.

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