27 Rivers Assembly Members Dump PDP, Moves To APC | READ DETAILS


27 Rivers Assembly Members Dump PDP, Moves To APC | READ DETAILS

Twenty seven members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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The lawmakers led by the Speaker of the House, Martin Amaewhule, are said to all be loyalists to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to a member of the House, Hon. Enemi George, the lawmakers took the decision during their Monday, December 11 sitting

He said the decision was taken during their sitting on Monday morning.

For weeks, Amaewhule and another member, Edison Ehie, have been embroiled in a Speakership tussle. Amaewhule is believed to be loyal to ex-governor Nyesom Wike while Ehie is known to be in the camp of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

The Assembly under Amaewhule had in October served an impeachment notice on the governor and removed Ehie as the House leader. However, some members of the Assembly loyal to Fubara immediately impeached Amaewhule and made Ehie the new Speaker.

The crisis in the 32-member Assembly had begun as a result of a rift between Fubara and his predecessor, Wike.

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