Fubara appoints Edison Ehie as Chief of Staff


Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has appointed Edison Ehie, former factional Speaker the Assembly as his Chief of Staff.

Ehie was the contender to Martin Amaewhule for the speakership faction before recently resigning from the Assembly as part of the process to restore peace in the state.

The Martins Amaehwule-led Assembly loyal to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, moved to impeach the Governor but did not succeed.

Ehie later emerged as a factional Speaker of the five-man Assembly that the Governor presented the controversial budget to.

In a statement late Sunday by Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Tammy Danagogo, Fubara named Ehie as his Chief of Staff.

The SSG also announced the appointment of five others as Special Advisers.

The new Special Advisers are Darlington Oji, who resigned as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Samuel Nwanosike, in the wake of the political crisis in Rivers State; Solomon Abel-Eke, the immediate past Chairman of Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area where Wike comes from.

Others are Prince Ohia, the immediate past Commissioner for Youths Development; Aminayanasam Fiberesima and Deeyah Bariene.