Rivers Development on Hold as Political Tensions Grow

The burning of the Rivers State House of Assembly building by suspected arsonists signifies an ongoing power tussle in the state at the expense of its development.

Development Diaries reports that a fire incident occurred on Sunday night at the Rivers State Assembly complex, opposite the police headquarters in the state.

It is understood that this comes after the assembly decided to start an impeachment process against Governor Siminalayi Fubara and House Leader Edison Ehie on Monday.

There are rumors of a political disagreement between former governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, and the current governor, with claims that Wike is unhappy with the nature and control of things in the state where he relinquished power on 29 May.

While political power tussle is a regular occurrence in politics, this should not be allowed to escalate to the point where state infrastructure is affected and at the expense of governance.

Engaging in political warfare often leads to a significant diversion of resources and energy that could be channeled towards addressing critical issues like infrastructure development, health care, education, and job creation in the state.

As a state governor, there is a need to focus on improving the quality of life for constituents, as the primary duty is to serve the people and not engage in power struggles that do not benefit anyone.

During his political campaigns, Governor Fubara promised effective leadership to the people of Rivers State and also promised to prioritise the interests of the state.

He also promised to prioritise the welfare of citizens through responsive, caring and inclusive governance.

Development Diaries calls on the governor to focus on fulfilling his campaign promises to the people of Rivers. We also call on the police in Rivers State to thoroughly investigate the fire incident and prosecute perpetrators.

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