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PDP governors to hold emergency meeting on political crisis in Rivers

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Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the political crisis in Rivers state.

The governors are expected to converge on Tuesday (today) at the Akwa Ibom state governor’s lodge in Abuja.

TheCable understands that the governors will discuss the unfolding crisis as well as the off-cycle gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi.

On Sunday night, fire gutted a section of the Rivers state assembly complex and the main chamber.

On Monday, the political crisis in the state escalated over the plot to impeach Siminalayi Fubara, the governor.

Ehie Edison, Fubara’s ally, was summarily removed as the leader of the house of assembly but hours later, he was elected as the new speaker.

Subsequently, all local government chairpersons in the state were reportedly sacked and the state executive council dissolved.

Chibuzor Amadi, chief judge of the state, was also suspended by members of the assembly loyal to Fubara.

Addressing a throng of supporters, Fubara claimed that he was shot at and teargassed by police personnel while accessing the house of assembly.

The political turmoil in the state comes amid speculations of a rift between Fubara and Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of the state and current minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Actress Hilda Dokubo suspended as Labour Party’s Rivers chairperson

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The Labour Party Chairman in Rivers, Hilda Dokubo, was on Thursday suspended as a member of the party in her ward, Asari Toru Local Government Area of the state.

The suspension is contained in a letter written to the Labour Party Chairman of the Asari Toru LGA and signed by the Ward Chairman, Ajalamonia Ibama, the Secretary, Lole Amacheer and the Treasurer, Emmanuel Ibamathe. Others who signed the letter were the Women leader, Osaki Dieypiriye, and the Publicity Secretary, Osaki Dokubo.

Dokubo was suspended on July 15, after an emergency meeting of the party’s ward executive committee and ratified by the Asari Toru LGA Executives of the party on July 18. The party ward officials suspended the state Party Chairman alleging financial misconduct, abuse of office and breach of party regulations amidst other allegations.

The ward executives said that the decision was made following a thorough investigation into these allegations, saying they reportedly uncovered substantial evidence.

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Appeal court affirms Douye Diri as Bayelsa governor

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The court of appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Douye Diri as governor of Bayelsa state.

A three-member panel of the appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate Timipre Sylva, for lacking in merit.

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Senator Monguno replaces Ndume as Senate Chief Whip

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The Senator representing Borno North, Sen. Mohammed Monguno (APC-Borno) has replaced Sen. Ali Ndume representing Borno South (APC-Borno) as the Chief Whip of the Senate.

This was contained in a letter by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje to the President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio.

The letter titled “Complaints Against the Unbecoming Utterances of Sen. Ali Ndume” was read by Akpabio during plenary on Wednesday.

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