Rivers Crisis:Group, Wike Dissolved Elected Chairmen, Councilors He Inherited From Amaechi In 2015

Rivers Crisis:Group, Wike Dissolved Elected Chairmen, Councilors He Inherited From Amaechi In 2015The leader of the National Vanguard for Rule of Law (NVRL), Comrade Johnson Babatunde, has drawn parallels between Fubara’s and Nyesom Wike’s actions. Babatunde praised Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, for preserving democratic principles.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The Independent reported that the three-year terms of elected local government chairmen and councilors were honored by Governor Fubara. Comrade Babatunde signed a statement in which the group thanked the governor for upholding the people’s will.

According to him, Governor Fubara demonstrated a remarkable level of respect for democracy and the voters who chose these individuals by letting them serve out their terms. He claimed that Fubara’s deed demonstrates his actual democratic nature.

Despite a court ruling to the contrary in 2015, Wike abolished the democratically elected chairmen and councilors that he had inherited from his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi.

The NVRL emphasized that Fubara’s dedication is a welcome shift in a time when some governors threaten democracy by rescinding elected officials’ mandates.

Twenty-three local government councilors, vice chairmen, and chairmen recently left their positions as their terms ended on June 17. The group called Governor Fubara a leader to look up to in Nigerian politics, a defender of democracy, and an inspiration to fellow legislators.

In their words, “It is also a clear departure from his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who dissolved the democratically elected chairmen and councilors he inherited from his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, in 2015, despite a court order restraining him from doing so.”

“Despite the provocation from the local government chairmen because of their allegiance to the Minister of FCT, Governor Fubara once again displayed his democratic credentials by not truncating the tenure of the chairmen and their councilors.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>