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Opposition lawmakers kick against extension of Rivers LG Chairmen tenure

Photo caption: Ikenga-Imo-Ugochinyere

Opposition parties members in the House of Representatives under the auspices of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have kicked against the extension of the tenure of Local Government Chairmen in Rivers State whose tenure is expected to end in a few weeks.
The extension is allegedly done by some members of the Rivers State House of Assembly who have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The CUPP lawmakers rejected the move at a press conference addressed by their Spokesperson, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere in Abuja yesterday.
Ugochinyere condemned what he described as a grand plan by the embattled members of the River State House of Assembly to override Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s veto without sending the controversial bill to the Governor for assent.
The Imo lawmaker who described the passage of controversial legislation as a recipe for chaos and lawlessness, argued that the purported tenure elongation of the Rivers State Local Government Chairmen is “legislative rascality and a coup against democracy that is dead on arrival.”
The CUPP spokesperson maintained that the ugly development is an “invitation to anarchy and an attempt to sabotage the presidential peace accord signed by the embattled lawmakers with legitimacy questions.”

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