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Rivers assembly complex will re-open this month for the first time since the 2013 ‘macing’ incident

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Rivers assembly complex will re-open this month for the first time since the 2013 ‘macing’ incident

By Dare Lawal

The Rivers State assembly complex has been under lock and key since June 2013 following an altercation between lawmakers loyal to the state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and those loyal to the PDP and first lady Patience Jonathan.

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However, barring any unforeseen circumstance, the assembly will be reopened for legislative work on May 31,two days after Nyesom Wike is sworn-in as governor.

Since the police locked the complex and blocked the entrance with armoured personnel carriers, the lawmakers have been sitting at the old Government House in Port Harcourt.

Chairman of the Nyesom Wike Inauguration Committee, Chief Austin Opara, told journalists that everything is being done to ensure that the Assembly complex was safe for lawmakers and workers.

Opara said this while presenting the inauguration programme of the governor-elect.

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