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Wike-sponsored Rivers Assembly members ask Fubara to resubmit 2024 budget within seven days

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In a move that underscores the ongoing political tensions within Rivers State, the House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule, has issued a directive to Governor Siminalayi Fubara to resubmit the 2024 budget within seven days.

This directive was announced during the first session of the pro-Wike House on Monday, marking their return after several months of inactivity.

Political Divide

Simultaneously, a parallel session is being conducted by a faction of the House led by Victor Oko-Jumbo. This split illustrates the deep divisions within the state’s political landscape.

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Controversial Budget Approval

Previously, Governor Fubara had presented the budget to a faction of the House loyal to him, with Edison Ehie, his current Chief of Staff, presiding as Speaker. This pro-Fubara group passed the budget estimates, which Fubara then signed into law.

The governor emphasized that the budget aims to foster economic development, promote inclusive growth, and address socio-economic inequality across Rivers State.

Moving Forward

The demand for a budget resubmission by the Amaewhule-led Assembly highlights the ongoing power struggle and raises questions about the governance and fiscal policies in Rivers State.

As both factions continue to assert their authority, the resolution of this budgetary impasse will be critical for the state’s economic and social agenda.

Governor Fubara’s response to this ultimatum will be pivotal in determining the next steps in this political saga. The state awaits his decision, which will likely influence the dynamics of Rivers State politics and governance in the coming months.

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

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