A group of lawmakers at the Rivers State House of Assembly led of Edison Ehie have passed a vote of confidence in Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
In a statement on Tuesday, the lawmakers said the resolution was passed during the day’s plenary session.
They said the decision was based on Fubara’s developmental strides and security initiatives to keep the oil-rich state peaceful, pledging their resolve to “continuously give the governor the required support to accomplish his consolidation and continuity agenda to benefit the state.
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They also emphasized the importance of Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, and other security agencies investigating the attacks and ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
These statements come in response to reports that the opposing group of lawmakers, led by Martin Amaewhule, also held a meeting earlier in the day. They resolved that the Inspector General of Police should investigate the burning of the Assembly Chambers, and those responsible should be prosecuted.
The Amaewhule faction reportedly convened at the auditorium of the State Assembly Complex on Moscow Road, receiving heavy security protection.
Political tensions in Rivers State escalated on Monday with reports of an attack on the home of the factional Assembly leader, Edison Ehie, allegedly by some police officers.