Asari Dokubo, a well-known traditional ruler of Kalabari Kingdom, has claimed that Edison Ehie, the speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and the other five members are currently the only members of the state assembly that are officially recognized.
He pointed out that since they gave up on their initial mission, the seats of those who switched parties are regarded as vacant. In addition, he advised the members who defected to pursue legal action if they planned to challenge this ruling.
He said in a live video on his official Facebook handle, ”Those who decamped, those who left their mandate. As far as I’m concerned, Edison Ehie and the 5 others are the only members of the Rivers State House of Assembly now.
The other seats are vacant as they dumped their party to another party. Even before we go to court, the honorable speaker of the House of Assembly, Edison Ehie had rightly declared their seat vacant.
Because a court of competent jurisdiction had ruled that Edison is the speaker of the Rivers State House of assembly. He should do what is legal by declaring their seat vacant. Let them go to court.”