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Governor Fubara removes Awuse as chairman of Rivers council of traditional rulers

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has dismissed Eze Sergeant Awuse from his position as Chairman of the State Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers.

The announcement was made during a special meeting with traditional rulers at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Fubara has appointed Eze Chike Wodo as the new chairman, emphasizing the need for stable leadership. He explained that Awuse’s removal was due to his ineffective leadership and alleged involvement in the ongoing political crisis in the state.

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“It is like your chairman has run away. Maybe when your chairman is ready, he will write to me. If he gets the approval, he can then come for the meeting,” Fubara stated. He further criticized Awuse for his unstable character and double standards since the political unrest began.

Fubara expressed confidence that the current issues plaguing the council would be resolved soon. This move follows a similar action by former governor Nyesom Wike, who had previously replaced King Dandeson Douglas Jaja with Awuse.

The decision comes amidst a backdrop of legislative changes, with the State House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule, recently passing a law that restricts the governor’s interference in the leadership of the traditional council.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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