Rivers State House of Assembly Overrides Governor’s Veto, Passes Local Government Bill into Law


The Rivers State House of Assembly, under the leadership of Martins Amaewhule, has successfully passed the Rivers State Local Government Bill into Law, overriding Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s veto.

Originally, the House had sent the Local Government Bill to Fubara for approval on March 13, 2024, which he rejected. However, the bill was reintroduced by Major Jack, the Leader of the Amaewhule-led Assembly, representing Akuku/Toru constituency 1.

According to a statement released to the press, the bill underwent thorough debate among members before its passage.

In addition to passing the bill, the Amaewhule-led lawmakers have also completed the screening and confirmation of nominees for the chairman and members of the Assembly Service Commission.

The confirmed nominees include Sampson Worlu as chairman, alongside Abinye Blessing Pepple, Blessing Belema Derefaka, Gbaranen Robinson, and Madam Dorcas Amos as members.

Furthermore, the Amaewhule-led Assembly is actively pushing for Governor Fubara to conduct local government elections before the end of his tenure. Despite this, the governor has yet to make any official statement regarding the LG election.