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Amaewhule becomes Rivers speaker as Fubara inaugurates new assembly

Amaewhule becomes Rivers speaker as Fubara inaugurates new assembly
June 05
19:36 2023

Martin Amaewhule, the member representing Obio/Akpor 1 constituency, has been elected as the speaker of the Rivers state house of assembly.

Amaewhule, who has been in the assembly since 2011, hails from Obio/Akpor LGA.

Speaking after the election, Amaewhule said he would ensure that his tenure as the speaker of the house, would be dedicated to the service and the wellbeing of the state.

“I will be a speaker for all. I will not divide but unite the members towards effective law-making for the good of our dear state,” he said.


Earlier, Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state, inaugurated the assembly as provided in section 105, subsection 3 of the 1999 constitution.

“My duty this morning is officially to dissolve the 9th assembly and inaugurate the 10th assembly so that you can commence your first session,” Fubara said.

Also, Dumle Maol was elected as the deputy speaker while Edison Ehie became the majority leader, and Major Jack was the chief whip.




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