The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has congratulated the new Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Evans Babakaya Bipialaka.
The Party said by the unanimous election of the new Speaker, the state lawmakers have once again demonstrated the unity and sense of purpose that characterized the hallowed chamber before the crisis.
The party expressed optimism that the normal House proceedings which had been stalled for months now due to executive interruption will now pick up with the new House leadership.
The PDP also felicitated with other principal officers of the House elected alongside Rt Hon Evans Bipialaka and wish them smooth and successful outing.
The party called for law and order from all PDP faithful and the people of Rivers State, and enjoined all the lawmakers to give their maximum co-operation to the new House leadership.
It could be recalled that due to the suspension of some recalcitrant members of  the State legislature and the stalling of House proceedings, the lawmakers reconvened this morning, Tuesday, March 9, 2013 to take far reaching decisions including the impeachment of the former Speaker, Rt. Hon Otelemaba Dan Amachree and his team to bring the legislature back to business.
Signed
Barr Monday Oyenzeowu
State Publicity Secretary
PDP, Rivers State
July 9, 2013

3 Comments to: Press Statement: PDP Congratulates New Assembly Speaker

  1. solomon Okonkwo

    July 11th, 2013

    The recent development in Rivers state is simply indicative of what we are to expect under PDP controlled state machineries come next general elections.Viz:
    1. Political intolerance , wherby any body with a differing political opinion ,an undisputable factor in acceptable/standard political processes.
    2. Horrific lack of internal democracy, rather entronment of cultic approach in chosing political officers.
    3. Naked disdain for the rule of law, a situation where thugucity and pure criminality is rewarded with Presidential patronage . Well, if what we saw of RIvers state law makers wrestle mania on TV last week is not given the condemnation it so hurridly then let be known that the soul of this contry has been lost. Or, else how can we expect to contain the proliferation of insurgency and terrorism in West African biggest country where those in power are insurgents and criminals themselves. I think we should even forget the cosmeti ‘onslaught ‘ against socalled Boko Haram and lay the ace the root of criminality and insugency in this country now: mind you, they are in the end those we made trusrees of our collective power.
    4. Retrogression, the days in the which 4 Assembly menbers purportedly. ‘impeached ‘ a Governor in Jos ,cannot be allowed again in this country.Yes! We all rember Alamghmesia case ,but I want to be believe that we clear 7years away from that dark era.

    My advice therefore, to the leadership of this country , especially those of the PDP extraction is to remember that power is is the peoplels belonging while the office holders, regardless of the magnitude of that entrusted power, you are all trustees and shall be called upon some day ,now or even in the distant future where you may no longer be disposed to account. God Help PDP GOd help NIgeria

  2. solomon Okonkwo

    July 11th, 2013

    The recent development in Rivers state is simply indicative of what we are to expect under PDP controlled state machineries come next general elections.Viz:
    1. Political intolerance , wherby any body with a differing political opinion ,an undisputable factor in acceptable/standard political processes.
    2. Horrific lack of internal democracy, rather entronment of cultic approach in chosing political officers.
    3. Naked disdain for the rule of law, a situation where thugucity and pure criminality is rewarded with Presidential patronage . Well, if what we saw of RIvers state law makers wrestle mania on TV last week is not given the condemnation it so hurridly then let be known that the soul of this contry has been lost. Or, else how can we expect to contain the proliferation of insurgency and terrorism in West African biggest country where those in power are insurgents and criminals themselves. I think we should even forget the cosmeti ‘onslaught ‘ against socalled Boko Haram and lay the ace the root of criminality and insugency in this country now: mind you, they are in the end those we made trusrees of our collective power.
    4. Retrogression and

  3. Felix Oti

    July 9th, 2013

    This Monday man is a barrister and they taught him in whatever school he read his law that 5 out of 23 members present constitutes the 2/3 it takes to impeach a speaker in any state assembly.

    These are the people who parade themselves as lawyers in Rivers state. We wonder why things never work in that country