The Rivers State House of Assembly, which has been marred by political turmoil, recently adjourned indefinitely following a notice of an indefinite strike from the Parliamentary Association of Nigeria in Abuja. The newly-inaugurated Speaker, Edison Ehie, made this announcement after a brief plenary session at a chamber within the Government House in Port Harcourt. This development came in the wake of a crisis that resulted in the burning of the legislative chambers and efforts to impeach the state governor.
Parliamentary Strike Notice
Speaker Edison Ehie cited the notice of an indefinite strike by the Parliamentary Association of Nigeria as the reason for the adjournment. He explained that, due to the strike notice, no legislative sessions could take place, rendering any scheduled sittings ineffective. In light of this, he encouraged aggrieved lawmakers to seek redress in the court of law.
Resolution Amid Political Turmoil
The political turmoil within the Rivers State House of Assembly has been exacerbated by attempts to impeach the state governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara. This situation led to the destruction of the legislative chambers and prompted security personnel to cordon off the assembly premises.
During this turbulent period, 26 members of the assembly suspended the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Martins Amaehwule, and subsequently elected Edison Ehie as the new Speaker.
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The New Speaker’s Promise
Edison Ehie, the newly-elected Speaker, pledged to uphold justice and fairness in the legislative process. He assured the people of Rivers State that he would adhere to the rule of law and remain dedicated to the principles of independence within the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The Speaker committed to ensuring that all members of the assembly receive their due rights as honorable representatives. He also pledged to provide a fair hearing for the suspended members, with the Committee of Information tasked with publishing their names and the Committee on Petitions responsible for conducting a fair hearing.
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