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Rivers assembly re-elects Ibani as Speaker as Adams resigns

Updated: Breaking: Drama as Rivers Speaker resigns, succeeded by Ikuinyi-Owaji

Ikunyi Ibani of Andoni Constituency has been re-elected Speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly.

Ibani emerged speaker after Daborotudima Adams resigned his appointment as the speaker of the House.

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The development came shortly after the former speaker administered oath of office on 12 newly elected members.

The Deputy speaker of the House, Marshal Uwom presided over the election of the new speaker.

Ikunyi Ibani was speaker of the Assembly between June and December 2015 but resigned after the Election Tribunal Appeals Court annulled his election.

He was returned elected after the December 10 legislative re-run poll.

In the meantime, the Rivers State House of Assembly has sworn-In 12 members into the Assembly. Among those sworn-In include members elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state.

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