Breaking: Again, Rivers assembly overrides Fubara

The Rivers State House of Assembly, at its 159th Legislative sitting on Monday, passed the Rivers State Local Government (Amendment) Bill into law by overriding the assent of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Recall that the House had on March 13, 2024, passed the Local Government (Amendment) Bill and forwarded same to Fubara for assent, which the governor declined.

Section 100(5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, empowers the House to override the governor, where he withholds his assent.

The Bill was represented before the House by the Majority Leader, Hon. Major Jack and debated upon by members.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Martins Amaewhule put the question, and with a two-third majority votes, the House agreed to override the governor and passed the Bill into Law.