Governor Fubara Holds Emergency Security Meeting, Warns Against LG Secretariats’ Invasion

– Says RSG will resist supporters’ arrest

Dez Mayorz Report.

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has assured that he will fearlessly lead the way to ensure that peace continued to prevail in the State while also protecting all patriotic supporters for their stand on the path of truth.

Governor Fubara made the vow while addressing newsmen, shortly after rising from a State Security Council meeting with heads of the security agencies at Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

The Governor emphasised that no grand plan to arrest such patriotic supporters on trumped-up charges will be tolerated.

Governor Fubara stated that there is no extension of tenure of elected local government chairmen, adding that the law is unambiguous on it, clarifying that the court has also affirmed the position of the law.

Governor Fubara explained that the Security Council Meeting was called because of the recent threat to the peace of the State by the outgone chairmen of the Local Government Councils.

The Governor said: “You are all aware that the tenure of the council chairmen ended yesterday, 17th June, 2024, and today, we have ordered the Heads of Local Government Administration to be in charge while they await further directives.

“It’s really unfortunate that we started hearing some disturbing news from some LGAs of invasion of council secretariats, and it is really unfortunate. So, we have called the Security Council Meeting so that the needful will be done.

“We are also aware that our enemy is also planning a lot of things. But we will not fall into that plot. We will not also allow him or them to destroy the peace that we are enjoying in the State,” he added.

Violence broke out on Tuesday morning when a group of youths stormed the secretariat, resisting attempts by the police who are maintaining peace and order in the council.

The incident follows the directive by Governor Siminalayi Fubara, a few hours ago, in a state broadcast that Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) should assume leadership of the 23 council areas following the expiration of the three-year tenure of elected chairmen, vice chairmen, and councilors.

The youths backed by supporters of Governor Fubara, were met with force by the police. Gunshots teargas were allegedly fired as expended shell casings can be seen in the video below.

The youths, who appeared to be unarmed, but rough expressed outrage at the police’s use of force, questioning why they were being targeted.

Dez Mayorz News earlier reported that the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt put on a resolution on the matter CA/PH/198/2024: Hon. Martin Chike Amaewhule & 24 Ors Vs Rt Hon. Comr Victor Oko Jumbo & 5 Ors.

The Appeal Court said on the matter of appeal on CA/PH/198/2024 that parties should maintain the status quo and nobody should take any further steps pending the hearing of the appeal.

And hearing on the appeal is fixed on June 20, 2024, as notice of the hearing will be served before the date.

By Dez Mayorz

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