Governor Sim Fubara has ordered the relocation of the Rivers State House of Assembly sittings to the Government House in Port Harcourt, our learnt.

According to documents circulated in social media which is believed to have emanated from the government house, the Rivers governor, Sim Fubara’s latest move is viewed by political pundits to be part of his efforts at containing the State legislators.

But, according to the Executive Order contained in the circulated memo, the governor noted that the relocation was necessary due to the fire incident that happened at the House of assembly chambers.

It would be recalled that four members of the State Assembly loyal to the governor, recently, reportedly elected a new Speaker.

According media reports, a court has also reportedly barred the 24 state legislators loyal to the immediate-past governor from parading as members of the State Assembly.

The oil-rich Rivers state has been engrossed in deep political turmoil following the disagreement between the incumbent governor and his immediate-past predecessor, Nyesom Wike who is now the Honourable Minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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Wike, a two-term former governor who is still a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), a platform upon which he was elected in 2015; was appointed by His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, who emerged President of Nigeria in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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