BREAKING: Amidst crises, Gov Fubara storms Rivers Assembly quarters (video)

His visit came on the heels of a fresh crisis in the Rivers State House of Assembly after some lawmakers elected a new speaker.

Amidst the political unrest roiling the state, Governor Siminalayi Fubara stormed the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters on Thursday.

The governor of Rivers State paid a visit to the meeting quarters of the legislators led by Martin Amaewhule under heavy security.

The governor said he was at the place as the governor of the state. He, however, took a three-minute walk around the premises before leaving.

His visit came on the heels of a fresh crisis in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Some lawmakers loyal to the governor had on Wednesday elected the member representing the Bonny constituency Victor Oko-Jumbo as their Speaker.

Oko-Jumbo, who is said to be the new speaker for the entire 32-member Assembly, was said to be elected at 10 am during plenary on Wednesday, in line with the Standing Order of the House.

Oko-Jumbo was one of the four lawmakers loyal to Fubara in the wake of the political crisis in the state.

They had at the time of the crisis elected Edison Ehie as the speaker but the latter later resigned from the State Assembly, and was appointed the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

It was not clear how many lawmakers were present during the plenary that produced Oko-Jumbo as speaker.

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