The River State government on Monday, June 8, 2015 dissolved the state’s Electoral commission (RSIEC )and Judicial service commission (RSJSC).
As earlier reported, it was stated that the stated assembly gave the directive for the dissolution of the board.
Twenty-nine out of thirty two members of the assembly issued the directive after grilling members and chairmen for the board for hours.
The Speaker of the House, Ikuinyi Ibani, who stated that the assembly would remain “thorough, fair and clear in its proceedings”, divided the House after the submissions of the Leader, Martins Amaewhule, and his deputy, Lolo Denabari, that the officers violated their oaths of office.
Ibani further stated “There are certain things you don’t have to let to occur while you hold a position of trust. It is my belief that any decision we take on the floor of this chamber is true and in the best interest of the state. It is not witch-hunting. The documents we have showed a different thing. We must deepen democratic values as lawmakers.
“Going by the resolution of this House, we do resolve that the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, is hereby given the power to remove the members of the Rivers State Judicial Service Commission (RSJSC) from office.”