BREAKING: Lawmakers elect Jumbo as Speaker, Rivers Assembly


Lawmakers loyal to Governor Siminalayi Fubara, have one Wednesday, elected Hon. Victor Oko Jumbo as Speaker, State House of Assembly.

This development came barely 48 hours after Governor Fubara declared that the majority 27 Members of the House, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), as non-existent.

The opposition APC has also, in the last 48 hours, instructed its Members at the state Parliament, who are now the majority, to impeach the Governor.

Baring that in mind, some Lawmakers, according to a source, converged on Wednesday and elected RT. Hon. Jumbo, a ranking Member representing Bonny Constituency as the Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly.

Oko becomes the third Speaker under the current administration after Hon. Edison Ehie and Hon. Martin Amaewhule.

The Wednesday arrangements, which produced Jumbo as Speaker, also saw Hon. Sokari Goodboy emerged as the Majority Leader of the Assembly.

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