Rivers crisis deepens as four commissioners dump Fubara in 24 hours

Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara

Further deepening the crisis in Rivers State, four commissioners have so far resigned Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet.

The state Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Inime Chinwenwo-Aguma, and the Commissioner for Works, George-Kelly Alabo, are the latest among those who resigned in 24 hours.

Chinwenwo-Aguma cited “personal and other personal commitments,” while Alabo said his resignation is anchored on his “conscience” as seen in the press releases obtained by The Telegraph.

This is coming after the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Emeka Woke, resigned from Fubara’s cabinet.

The Telegraph reports that the crisis rocking the state took a new twist when 27 lawmakers loyal to a former governor of the state, Nyesome Wike, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Lawmakers loyal to the state governor therefore declared their seats vacant while calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections to replace them.

The state government also on Wednesday demolished the House of Assembly complex, claiming it is no longer safe for legislative business.