Rivers State Government Demolishes House of Assembly Complex for Renovation

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Rivers State Government Takes Bold Step: House of Assembly Complex Demolished for Renovation Amidst Leadership Dispute.


Speaker Ehie presides over plenary session


In a bold move, the Rivers State government has initiated the demolition of the House of Assembly Complex for extensive renovation. This development comes on the heels of a recent court ruling restraining individuals from holding key positions within the assembly.

Breaking: Rivers State Government Demolishes House of Assembly Complex for Renovation

 _Speaker Ehie presides over plenary session_

Court Order Prompts Demolition


Justice M.W. Danagogo, presiding over an exparte motion brought forward by Edison Ehie, issued a court order restraining Martins Amaewhule and Dumle Maol from parading themselves as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively. In compliance with this legal directive, the state government has undertaken the significant step of demolishing the assembly complex.

Over 10 caterpillars were on sight to demolish the entire complex.

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Leadership Dispute Fuels Legal Action

The courtroom drama appears to be linked to a brewing leadership dispute within the assembly. Edison Ehie was declared the authentic Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly by a high court in the state on Tuesday. This declaration has triggered a series of legal actions, including the court order leading to the demolition.


Budget Passage Possibly Catalyst for Action

The timing of this move is noteworthy, as it coincides with the passage of the N800 billion 2024 budget. The State Executive Council had approved the budget earlier in the week, making it a pivotal point of discussion. Speculations suggest a potential connection between Wednesday’s demolition and the recent budget approval.

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Ehie Assumes Speaker Role Amidst Transformation

Amidst the unfolding events, Edison Ehie, acknowledged by the court as the legitimate Speaker, is currently presiding over plenary. This underscores the transformative phase the Rivers State House of Assembly is undergoing, with a change in leadership and a significant infrastructure overhaul.


Implications for Governance and Transparency

The demolition for renovation raises questions about the impact on legislative activities and the transparency of the process. As the assembly undergoes a physical transformation, citizens and stakeholders are keenly observing how this development will shape the future dynamics of governance in Rivers State.


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Looking Ahead: A Renovated Assembly and New Leadership

The bold decision to renovate the House of Assembly Complex signals a commitment to modernizing legislative infrastructure. Simultaneously, the leadership dispute and legal actions add an element of uncertainty to the political landscape. The coming days will shed light on how these changes will influence governance, legislative proceedings, and the overall political climate in Rivers State.



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