Rivers Assembly Crisis: Bayelsa Lawmakers Urge Warring Parties To Sheathe Swords

Ameachi-RiversMembers of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Friday passed a resolution condemning Tuesday’s fracas in Rivers State House of Assembly.

The members also appealed to political leaders and traditional rulers in Rivers to come together and assist in finding amicable resolution to the crisis.

The resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Deputy Speaker Victor Sam-Ateki during plenary.

Sam-Ateki described the crisis in the Rivers legislature as worrisome and a setback to the nation’s democracy.

The motion, seconded by Monday Obubo, drew attention to the common interest and historical links between the peoples of Rivers and Bayelsa.

The lawmaker said that the people of the Rivers were yearning for development which could only be achieved in a peaceful and rancour-free atmosphere.

He said that no meaningful development would take place in an atmosphere of acrimony and appealed to the warring parties to sheath their swords and resolve their differences amicably.

The plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Mr Kanbowei Benson, urged Nigerians to do more to protect the legislature as the symbol of the nation’s democracy. (NAN)

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