Rivers: Election of another speaker by 2 lawmakers mockery of democracy – CRC


A group under the aegis of Concerned Rivers Citizens (CRC) has described the purported election of a new speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly as another mockery of democracy, a move which depicted Africa Magic series.

In a statement issued on Thursday signed by the convener of the group, Emmanuel Chibuzor, the move by two lawmakers to elect a speaker was described as mockery of democracy that should not be taken seriously by any sane Nigerian. 

“We have read in the social media networks how the two lawmakers visited the governor in Government House and decided to script a play to rubbish democracy in Nigeria. 

“We are quite aware that the clock is ticking for the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara but applying jackboots politics to give democracy another name designed by him and his two lawmakers is truly laughable. 

“Rivers people are not surprised at this development considering how Fubara moved bulldozers to demolish the State Assembly that was built with Rivers people’s money. 

“Again, we should all remember that our state has one of the highest numbers of well read Nigerians and for a governor to say he does not recognize an arm of government shows crass ignorance in governance. 

“It’s indeed a sad commentary for our noble state that we have a group of clowns and jesters running one of the oldest states in modern day Nigeria.”