Rivers Crisis: Speaker loyal to Governor Fubara resigns, quits as lawmaker

The political crisis rocking Rivers State took a new turn today as the court recognised speaker loyal to Governor SiminalayiFubara, Hon. EhieOgerenye Edison, has tendered his resignation while also quitting as a member of the State House of Assembly.

Ehie in a letter addressed to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), also said he has resigned as the member representing Ahoada-East Constituency II in the 10th Assembly.

“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.

“Kindly accept the assurances of my highest esteem at all times,” the letter reads.

It will be recalled that President Bola Tinubu in his intervention into the crisis between the Governor and his political godfather, NyesomWikeordered that Hon. Martins ChikeAmaewhule, who is loyal to Wike should be recognised as the speaker of the House.