The Rivers State House of Assembly, has elected the member representing Obio/Akpor Constituency 1, Hon. Martin’s Amaewhule, as Speaker of the 10th Assembly.
The immediate-past governor of the state, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, hails from the same Obio/Akpor local government area.
The House also elected the member representing Gokana Constituency, Hon. Dumle Mao as the Deputy Speaker.
Amaewhule was elected yesterday following his nomination by the member representing Okrika Constituency, Hon. Linda Stewart, which was seconded by the lawmaker representing Akuku-Toru Constituency, Hon. Major Jack.
The nomination came shortly after Governor Siminalaye Fubara proclaimed the 10th Rivers State House of Assembly.
Speaking after taking his oath of office, Amaewhule promised a top class Assembly that will come up with legislations that will stand the taste of time.
The new Speaker, who thanked members for voting in his favour, assured a House of Assembly that will not betray the confidence of the people.
He announced that the 10th House of Assembly will be a unifying factor, while ensuring that all they will do will be to the benefit of the