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Court Declares Fubara’s Ally, Edison Ehie, As Authentic Rivers Assembly Speaker



A High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Tuesday confirmed Edison Ehie as the authentic and recognized Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly.

It could be recalled that Edison Ehie is one of the four lawmakers backing the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, in the ongoing face-off between him and his immediate predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

Edison was suspended and removed as leader of the house by his colleagues who are loyal to Wike, the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja.

Justice M.W. Danagogo, who gave the ruling, also ordered Martins Amaewhule and Dumle Maol to stop parading themselves as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

The court also warned against using thugs and Police officers to gain access to the Assembly Complex.

The political crisis rocking the state took a new turn on Monday when about 27 lawmakers dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.