Rivers State Assembly crisis: Recall your legislators should NASS take over —Wike


The Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has called on people of Rivers State to commence recall processes of their representatives from the State’s House of Assembly should the Federal House of Representatives take over its functions.
Speaking on Sunday in Buguma, the headquarters of Asari-Toru Local Government Area of the state at the inauguration of the ward executives of his Grassroots Democratic Initiative (GDI), Wike said the action of the House of Representatives would indicate that governance had collapsed in the state.
The minister, who also urged the people of the state to vote en masse for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the upcoming 2015 presidential election, told the people that he would not be intimidated by the strength of his political opponents in the state.
Meanwhile, the terror and panic trailing the ongoing crisis in Rivers State manifested itself Friday evening and Sunday in Buguma town when members GDI clashed with those in support of the council chairman, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree and those of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Otelema Dan-Amachree.
Although there was no loss of life, Nigerian Tribune gathered that several persons sustained various degrees of injuries as all manners of weapons, including stones, bottles and knives were alleged to have been freely used on Friday. The same scenario re-occurred Sunday, following the visit of the minister.

Sources informed that it took the intervention of men of the Joint Task Force (JTF), to quell the fights on both occasions.
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