Rivers Assembly overrides Governor Fubara, passes 4 new bills into law

The Rivers State House of Assembly has voted to override Governor Siminalayi Fubara and pass 4 new bills into law.

According to reports, this development occurred during plenary on Friday (today) at the House of Assembly Quarters after the Speaker of the House, Martin Amaewhule read 4 letters addressed to him by the governor wherein he declined his assent to the four new bills which had been sent to him for assent.

The House relying on Section 100 subsection 5 said the assent of the governor is not required for the passage into law of the said bills.