- The former speaker of Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has tendered his letter of resignation
- The Assembly has also halted its move to impeach Isenah contrary to its earlier decision
- This came after the timely intervention of the state governor, Dickson Seriake, in the crisis that followed the House's plan to oust Isenah
Governor Dickson Seriake of Bayelsa has intervened in the crisis trailing the move by the state's House of Assembly to impeach its former speaker, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah.
The timely move of Governor Seriake has led the House to halt its decision to impeach Isenah and accept a letter of resignation from him, The Nation reports.
In the said letter dated Monday, September 30, the former speaker expressed his gratitude to the governor and people of the state as well as his colleagues in the legislature for their support while he was in service.
Isenah further stated that his resignation was influenced by the need to maintain peace and order in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the move by chieftains of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to impeach Isenah had led to chaos in the state.
Moreover, certain lawmakers were making moves to force the former speaker to resign, claiming that relinquishing his office would help secure victory for the party in the 2020 elections in the state.
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