Facebook with Latestnigeriannews  Twieet with latestnigeriannews  RSS Page Feed
Home  |  All Headlines  |  Punch  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Vanguard   |  Guardian  |  The Nation  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent
World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  More Channels...

Viewing Mode:

Archive:

  1.     Tool Tips    
  2.    Collapsible   
  3.    Collapsed     
Click to view all Entertainment headlines today

Click to view all Sports headlines today

Bayelsa Speaker Resigns Days After Rejecting Impeachment

Published by Nairaland on Sat, 12 Oct 2019


The former speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Toney Isenah, on Monday made a U-turn, and tendered his resignation letter as the speaker of the assembly, seven days after he was controversially removed by the lawmakers.<br><br>Mr Isenah was replaced on September 30 with a lawmaker representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2, Monday Bubou-Obolo.<br><br>But he rejected his impeachment as illegal and said he remained the speaker of the assembly.<br><br>Mr Isenahs resignation letter, which was backdated to September 30, was read during plenary on Monday.<br><br>My resignation was for the peace and the greater good of Bayelsa state, the former speaker told the House.<br><br>Mr Bubou-Obolo presided over the plenary.<br><br>Aotendeike Boloigha, the media aide to the former speaker, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES, Wednesday night.<br><br>Mr Isenah, who is from the same Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area as Douye Diri, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been under pressure to resign.<br><br>But he had continuously resisted such pressure.<br><br>I have not committed any crime. If I am supposed to resign, I know that, maybe, based on federal character principle, if my local government area produces the governor and when he is sworn in, ordinarily I was to leave, Mr Isenah said in an interview he granted Channels television, a few hours after his reported impeachment.<br><br>Its not as if there is any law that the two cant come from the same place. We should be talking about good governance. I am the speaker of the state and not the speaker of any group.<br><br>Mr Isenah told Channels that he did not enter into any agreement to resign if Mr Diri wins the PDP governorship primary.<br><br>The former speaker said Mr Diri can still win the general election, even with himself remaining in office as the speaker.<br><br>Why is it that I am now the sacrificial lamb' Why are they making it look like I am against Kolokuma-Opokuma producing the next governor' That is not right, he said.<br><a href="https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/south-south-regional/356935-bayelsa-speaker-resigns-days-after-rejecting-impeachment.html/amp/">https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/south-south-regional/356935-bayelsa-speaker-resigns-days-after-rejecting-impeachment.html/amp/</a>
Click here to read full news..

All Channels Nigerian Dailies: Punch  |  Vanguard   |  The Nation  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Guardian  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent  |   The Herald  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  New Telegraph  |  Peoples Daily  |  Blueprint  |  Nigerian Pilot  |  Sahara Reporters  |  Premium Times  |  The Cable  |  PM News  |  APO Africa Newsroom

Categories Today: World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Columns  |  All Headlines Today

Entertainment (Local): Linda Ikeji  |  Bella Naija  |  Tori  |  Pulse  |  The NET  |  DailyPost  |  Information Nigeria  |  Gistlover  |  Lailas Blog  |  Miss Petite  |  Olufamous  |  Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog  |  Ynaija  |  All Entertainment News Today

Entertainment (World): TMZ  |  Daily Mail  |  Huffington Post

Sports: Goal  |  African Football  |  Bleacher Report  |  FTBpro  |  Kickoff  |  All Sports Headlines Today

Business & Finance: Nairametrics  |  Business Insider  |  Forbes  |  Entrepreneur  |  The Economist  |  BusinessTech  |  Financial Watch  |  BusinessDay  |  All Business News Headlines Today

Technology (Local): Techpoint  |  TechMoran  |  TechCity  |  Innovation Village  |  IT News Africa  |  Technology Times  |  Technext  |  Techcabal  |  All Technology News Headlines Today

Technology (World): Techcrunch  |  Techmeme  |  Slashdot  |  Wired  |  Hackers News  |  Engadget  |  Pocket Lint  |  The Verge

International Networks:   |  CNN  |  BBC  |  Al Jazeera  |  Yahoo

Forum:   |  Nairaland  |  Naij

Other Links: Home   |  Nigerian Jobs