Rivers House Of Assembly Screens LGA Chairmen Nominees

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The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened the 23 local government council chairmen appointed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara. 

Fubara, on Tuesday, sent the list to the state House of Assembly led by Speaker, Victor Jumbo.

At the time of filing this report, Speaker, Victor Oko-Jumbo had read out the names of the caretaker committee members after reading a letter from the governor.

In the letter y the Clerk of the House, G.M. Gillis-West, Fubara said the screening and confirmation of the committee members, was to avoid a vacuum in the administration of the LGAs following the expiration of the tenure of the elected chairmen on Monday.

The development comes amid a renewed political crisis in the state, as former council chairmen refused to vacate their offices after their tenure expired.

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The caretaker chairmen nominated by the governor include; Abua/Odua LGA – Madigai Dickson, Ahoada East LGA – Happy Benneth, Ahoada West LGA – Mr. Daddy John Green, Akuku Toru LGa – Otonye Briggs, Andoni LGA – Reginald Ekaan, Asari Toru LGA – Orolosoma Amachree, Bonny LGA – Alabota Anengi Barasua, Degema LGA – Anthony Soberekon, Eleme LGA – Brain Gokpa, Emouha LGA – David Omereji, Etche LGA – John Otamiri, Gokana LGA – Kenneth Kpeden, Ikwerre LGA – Darlington Orji, Khana LGA – Marvin Yobana, Obia/Akpor LGA – Chijioke Ihunwo, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA – Princewill Ejekwe, Ogu/Bolo LGA – Evans Bipi, Okrika LGA – Princess Ogan, Omuma LGA – Promise Reginald, Opobo/Nkoro LGA – Enyiada Cookey-Gam, Oyigbo LGA – – Gogo Philip, Port Harcourt LGA – Ichemati Ezebunwo, and Tai LGA – Matthew Dike

On Tuesday, the crisis in the state worsened as protesting youths loyal to Fubara dislodged chairmen who refused to leave their offices.

It was reported that a policeman was killed, at the Eberi-Omuma secretariat in Omuma Local Government Area during a clash between supporters of Fubara and those of his predecessor, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

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