VAM News Update
Edison Ehie has been confirmed by a High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital as the authentic Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly.
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.
Osun Defender had reported that Edison was suspended and removed as leader of the house by his colleagues.
The medium also reported that 27 lawmakers who are loyal to Wike dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC on Monday.
Justice M.W. Danagogo, who made the ruling on Tuesday, 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.