Amaewhule-led Rivers meeting accuses Fubara of constitutional breaches



The Martins Amaewhule-led Rivers Situation Space of Meeting has accused Governor Siminialayi Fubara of breaching the provisions of the 1999 Charter as amended.

In a letter dated July 8, 2024, signed via its factional Speaker, Martins Amaewhule, and despatched to Fubara on Monday, the Space highlighted the governor’s movements that breached the Charter.

Within the letter, the Space drew Fubara’s consideration to the 2024 Appropriation Invoice, pronouncing he was once but to give it earlier than a duly constituted Space of Meeting underneath the speakership of Amaewhule in series with Division 121 of the Charter.

Addressing the governor, the Space stated, “You might be but to give the Rivers Situation Appropriation Invoice, 2024 in series with Division 121(1) of the 1999 Charter as altered and in compliance with the intelligence delivered at the twenty second time of January 2024 via Honourable Justice J.Ok Omotosho of the Federal Top Courtroom of Nigeria.

“The Rivers State Government under your watch is now barred from spending funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the state. The House hereby gives you the opportunity to present same within seven days from the date of this resolution.”

The Rivers Meeting additionally drew the governor’s consideration to his breach of 192(2) of the Charter, accusing him of inaugurating purported contributors of the Rivers Situation Govt Council as commissioners.

The lawmakers instructed the governor that he additionally breached Division 7(1) of the Charter and the Rivers Situation native executive (Modification) Legislation 2023 for swearing in sure unelected folks to supremacy the affairs of the 23 native executive subjects within the situation in flagrant disobedience to the judgment delivered via Justice Omotosho.

“The learned judge restrained you from dealing with the three suspended persons who, with your connivance, are parading themselves as Rivers House of Assembly in total disobedience to the order of the learned Judge”, the Space instructed the governor.

The lawmakers stated Fubara in overall fail to remember to the provisions of the 1999 Charter as amended and the judgment delivered via the Courtroom of Attraction, persevered to transact with the 3 suspended contributors in contempt of the orders of the courtroom.

The Amawhule-led meeting stated the governor refused to direct all impostors in his executive to oppose parading of their purported positions.

The Space added, “Those infractions via you at the Charter of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as altered, alternative extant regulations and judicial pronouncements represent improper misconduct and abuse of place of business for your section.

“We call on you to do the needful and act lawfully without further delay and please accept the assurances of our high regards.”

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