BREAKING: Tension Rises as Fubara’s Ally Ehie Resigns as Rivers Factional Speaker

Jan 1, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • Honourable Edison Ehie has resigned as the factional speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly
  • Ehie, an ally of Governor Sim Fubara also quit his membership of the house, representing Ahoada East Constituency 3.
  • The lawmaker’s signature is contained addressed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Rivers state, Port Harcourt – The factional speaker of the Rivers State Assembly, Edison Ehie, has resigned from his position and also quit his membership as a lawmaker, representing Ahoada East Constituency 3.

This was disclosed in a letter Ehie personally addressed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), The Nation reported.

Fubara’s ally Ehie resigns as Rivers factional speaker
Fubara’s ally Ehie resigns as Rivers’ factional speaker and also quits Rivers Assembly
Photo Credit: Edison Ehie
Source: Facebook

Ehie made this known in his letter titled, “Notice of Resignation as Speaker and Member Representing Ahoada-East Constituency II in the 10th Rivers State House of Assembly.”

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“This is to formally notify you of my voluntary resignation as Speaker and member of the 10th Rivers State House of Assembly representing Ahoada-East Constituency II with effect from the date of this letter.

“I wish to deeply appreciate my colleagues and the people of my Constituency for the rare opportunity to serve and hope to continue to give my utmost best in service to Rivers State subsequently”.

Edison Ehie's resignation
Edison Ehie’s resignation
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, reported that Ehie said that there was an assassination attempt on him for supporting Governor Siminalayi Fubara and fighting against anti-democratic forces. He added that he became a target of attack for standing with Governor Fubara.

Narrating how the incident happened, Ehie said the attack on him and his family started after the failed attempt to impeach Governor Fubara on the 30th of October.

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The political unrest in Rivers State took a new shape as the deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly allegedly belonged to the camp of Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), rejected Governor Siminalayi Fubara endorsed new speaker, Hon. Ehie.

He was the former leader of the house and was recently suspended by the Wike-led house members but turned out to emerge as the new speaker, and in the house, he announced an indefinite suspension of sitting.


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