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Gov Fubara nominates caretaker chairmen for 23 LGs

The Governor of Rivers state, Simi Fubara, has nominated caretaker chairmen for the 23 local government areas in the state.

Fubara on Tuesday, transmitted the list to the state House of Assembly, which is led by factional Speaker, Victor Jumbo.

The nomination came amid a renewed political crisis in the state, as former council chairmen have refused to vacate their offices after their tenure expired.

Fubara’s communication to the assembly was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday night by the Clerk of the House, G.M. Gillis-West.

According to the statement, the assembly invited the nominees for screening on Wednesday by 8 am.

The crisis in the state worsened on Tuesday as protesting youths loyal to Fubara dislodged chairmen who refused to leave their offices.

A policeman was killed at the Eberi-Omuma secretariat in Omuma Local Government Area during a clash between supporters of Fubara and those of his predecessor, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

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