In a swift move to avert the planned impeachment of the leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly by some money enticed members of the House. The Rivers State House of Assembly rising from an emergency meeting has impeached the Speaker Rt Hon Martin Amaewhule and his Deputy Rt Hon Dumle Maol following their foiled attempt to usurp the House leadership.

Addressing the Press after his emergence as the new Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Edison Ehie said ” My Commitment is to Rivers People, I will be fair, I will be just to all and sundry. I will ensure that the rule of law is oncourse. I will not betray my colleagues, I will not betray Rivers people, I will not betray my constituency. I will also ensure the independence of Rivers House of Assembly, with mutual respect to the judiciary and the Executive arm.”

“Everything due my colleagues as honourable members constitutionally will reach them. And the honourable members that have been suspended, as had been published will be given fair hearing. The committee on information will publish their names. The house has also adjourned Sine die. Nigeria Parliamentary Association has given a notice of indefinite strike from Abuja, so we can’t seat again”, he added.

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