Rivers State governor, His Excellency Sir Siminalayi Fubara has officially inaugurated the 10th State House of Assembly at the Hallowed chambers of the Legislative Complex.

The governor cited section 105 subsection 3 of the constitution of the Federal Republic 1999 as amended which conferred on him the powers to desolve the previous assembly (in this case the 9th) and simultaneously proclaim the 10 which will begin by electing principal officers of the house.

“My duty this morning is officially to dissolve the 9th Assembly and inaugurate the 10th Assembly.

Sir Fubara went ahead with the Proclamation thus;

“Whereas it is provided in section 105, subsection 3 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended. That the person elected as governor shall have the power to issue a proclamation for the holding of the first session of the state assembly immediately after being sworn in.

“Therefore I, Siminalayi Fubara Governor of Rivers State, in exercise of the powers bestowed upon me by section 105 subsection 3 as aforesaid, and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf hereby proclaim that the first session of the 10th Rivers State Assembly holds at 10:00am on this day, Monday the 5th of June, 2023, in the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex, Port Harcourt.

On holding the first plenary in the Assembly Complex, members proceeded and elected Hon Martins Amaewhule as the Speaker of the House.

The Gist correspondence that monitored the exercise observed orderliness and cooperation among the lawmakers as they carried out their first oversight functions and Legislative business of the state.

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