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Rivers: Reps member Emerengwa dumps Wike, declares support for Fubara

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A member of the House of Representatives from Rivers State, Boniface Emerengwa, has declared support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara, denouncing his long-standing political alliance with former Governor Nyesom Wike.

Emerengwa, who represents Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency, made the declaration during a visit to Governor Fubara in Port Harcourt on Monday evening.

According to a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, the federal lawmaker condemned the struggle by some politicians to be recognised as leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the political leaders of the state instead of the governor even when the party and the nation’s constitution explicitly bestowed such roles on elected governors.

Governor Fubara, while accepting the pledge of loyalty from the lawmaker, said his government will never be distracted from delivering on its promises to Rivers people.

His decision brings the number of House of Representatives members openly supporting Governor Fubara to five out of the 13 members in the green chambers from the state.

Other lawmakers in the House of Representatives who identify with Governor Fubara are Awaji-Inombek Abiante (PDP-Andoni/Opobo-Nkoro), Boma Goodhead (PDP-Asari Toru/Akuku Toru), Anderson Allison (APC-Okrika/Ogu/Bolo) and Umezuruike (Labour Party-Port Harcourt Constituency 1).

DAILY POST recalls that President Bola Tinubu had arranged a truce between Governor Fubara and his predecessor Wike who is also the Minister of FCT, however both parties seem not to be losing sleep over their political structures.

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