Appointments: Rivers Assembly accuses Gov Fubara of misconduct

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The Rivers State House of Assembly has alleged that Governor Siminalayi Fubara committed acts of illegality in connection to his recent appointments.

During Monday’s plenary at the Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt, the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of engaging in illegality.

The unscheduled session followed the lawmakers’ recent override of the governor and the enactment of four laws.

Major Jack, the Majority Leader of the House, brought the recent appointments by the governor to the Speaker’s attention.

These appointments were for the leadership positions in three government parastatals: the Local Government Service Commission, Bureau of Public Procurement, and New City Development Authority.

The Speaker clarified that the law stipulates a specific mode for appointments, and there is no provision for acting chairmen.

The House engaged in a debate, and some lawmakers raised concerns about the legal status of the New City Development Authority.

The Speaker alleged the governor of exercising tyranny, leading the House to decide on sending a letter to caution him about his actions.

The unfolding events in the Assembly are intensifying speculation regarding whether the House will proceed with its halted impeachment proceedings against the governor.