Rivers: Gov Fubara Appoints Ex-Speaker Edison Ehie as Chief of Staff

Rivers: Gov Fubara Appoints Ex-Speaker Edison Ehie as Chief of Staff

  • The governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has sworn in RtHon—Edison Ehie as his chief of staff
  • Hon. Ehie was the fictional speaker of the Rivers state parliament before his ouster during the political turmoil between the governor and his predecessor
  • Governor Fubara also inaugurated five other special aides to make up his cabinet for the next four years

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - The Chief of Staff position in Rivers State has been filled by Edison Ehie, the leader of Governor Siminalayi Fubara's supporters in the State House of Assembly. Ehie, who was initially vying for the Speaker position against Martin Amaewhule, resigned from the Assembly recently as part of efforts to bring about peace in the state.

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Fubara has sworn in the ex-factional speaker as his chief of staff
Governor Fubara recently won his case at the Supreme Court against his opposition. Photo Credit: Sir Siminalaye Fubara
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In a recent announcement by Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Chief Fubara appointed Ehie as his chief of staff.

As quoted by Vanguard, the Rivers State SSG, in a statement, said:

“The newly appointed Chief of Staff and Special Advisers, along with one guest each, are expected to be seated at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House, Monday, January 29, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. for the swearing-in ceremony by His Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State, at 11:00 a.m.”

According to Channels TV, the SSG disclosed the appointment of five new Special Advisers, namely Darlington Oji, Solomon Abel-Eke, Prince Ohia, Aminayanasam Fiberesima, and Deeyah Bariene.

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The swearing-in ceremony for the new appointees is scheduled for 11 am on Monday at the State Executive Council Chambers, officiated by Governor Fubara.

Gov Fubara credits President Tinubu for Supreme Court triumph

In another report, Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his support during his trying times.

Governor Fubara credited President Tinubu for his Supreme Court victory over the governorship election dispute with his opposition.

Before his victory at the Apex Court, the governor was in a heated crisis with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike and the state parliament.

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