Rivers Assembly Speaker Declares 27 Seats Vacant As Gov. Fubara Presents 2024 Budget To 5 Lawmakers
Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state, has on Wednesday, presented the 2024 budget proposal to five members of the state house of assembly.
The governor alongside some of his aides, arrived at the plenary of the assembly under the speakership of Rt. Hon. Edison Ehie, at about 9:00 a.m.
The State Executive Council, had in its 5th sitting on Monday, approved the estimated budget of over N800 billion, christened the Budget of Renewed Hope, Consolidation, and Continuity for the 2024 fiscal year.
During the Wednesday proceedings, Edison also declared vacant the seat of 27 of 32 lawmakers.
Trust base news had reported that 27 members of the PDP, said to be loyal to Nyesom Wike, defected to the APC.