…Promises to uphold principles of fairness and justice.
Rt Hon Edison Ehie, a member representing Ahoada East constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly has been elected the new speaker of the 10th Rivers State House of Assembly.
His emergence as the new Rivers State House of Assembly Speaker came after 26 members of the Assembly elected him during plenary following the suspension of some key officers of the assembly.
Briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, the new speaker promises to discharge his duty without fear or favour but be fair and just to all and sundry and give to his colleagues their constitutional entitlements.
“My commitment to Rivers people is that I will be just and fair to all and sundry, I will ensure that the rule of law takes its course, I will not betray my colleagues, I will not betray, Rivers people, I will not betray my constituency. I will ensure the independence of the Rivers State House of Assembly is adhered to, with mutual respect for the judiciary and the executive arms of government.”
The new speaker also stated that he would give a fair hearing to suspended members of the Assembly through the Committee on Petition.
Rt Hon Ehie also announced that the House has adjourned sine dine following a circular served by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, ( PASAN) to commence an indefinite nationwide strike.