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Fubara Appoints Ex-Factional Speaker Of Rivers Assembly As Chief Of Staff

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has appointed Edison Ehie, former factional speaker of the state house of assembly, as his Chief of Staff.

Ehie, who was majority leader of the assembly, was impeached in the early stage of the crisis to oust the governor.

The Martins Amaehwule-led assembly loyal to he Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, had moved to impeach the governor, but did not succeed.

Ehie later emerged factional speaker of the five-man assembly that the governor presented the controversial budget to.

After the meeting between President Bola Tinubu and Rivers’ stakeholders, which led to the agreement on 8-point resolution, Ehie resigned as factional speaker and member representing Ahaoda constituency 2 in the assembly.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday, the Secretary to Rivers State government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, said that governor had approved the appointment of Edison Ehie as Chief of Staff government house.

The statement added that Ehie and two other persons, Dr Darlington Orji and Abel Eke, appointed Special Advisers to the governor would be sworn in later on Monday.

Ehie replaced Hon. Chidi Amadi, kinsman of Wike, who resigned his appointment during the face off between the minister and Fubara.

His appointment may open another phase of cold war between the governor and the FCT Minister as Wike nominated Amadi for the position.

The nine commissioners who dumped Fubara’s cabinet over the feud have since been reinstated.

Daily Trust

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