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New Rivers Assembly Speaker sends message to Fubara, nullifies laws made by 25 defected legislators

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Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Victor Oko-Jumbo Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Victor Oko-Jumbo

The new Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Victor Oko-Jumbo, stated that all laws, plenary sessions, and actions taken by some rebel lawmakers are considered ‘nullities in the eyes of the law’.

Oko-Jumbo made this declaration when he finally spoke on the floor of the house on Wednesday, May 8.

In his acceptance speech, Oko-Jumbo expressed gratitude to the lawmakers who reportedly elected him as the new speaker after the former occupier of the role, Edison Ehie, resigned.

Ehie currently serves as the chief of staff (CoS) to Governor Siminalayi Fubara of the state.

The new factional speaker asked the governor to desist from interacting with the 25 defected lawmakers “in whatever guise”.

Oko-Jumbo said: “This house would want to most respectfully urge and call on His Excellency, the Governor of Rivers state, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, DSSRS, to desist forthwith from further dealings with the 25 former lawmakers, in whatever guise.

“Those members are merely floating and do not have any landing ground or anywhere to berth their ship since their defection to the All Progressives Congress on the 11th of December, 2023.”...Continue The Full Reading.>’. 

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