Open Letter To RSHA Members

riversI will first of all congratulate you on your electoral victory in the April 11, 2015 general elections. The residents of the state have started having positive feelings of your activities in the Assembly due to your peaceful disposition.

Regrettably the just concluded 7th Assembly members in the Rivers State House of Assembly did not do well in the area of legislation.

The 7th Assembly under the speakership of Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Dan Amachree was entangle with crisis and violence because of the undue interference of its activities by the former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. Such an important organ of government was closed down for more than a year and eleven months.

It is very sad to state here that the 7th Assembly grounded permanently on the 9th July 2013 until the 8th Assembly came on board 1st June, 2015.

Let me use this time to applaud you, the way and the manner in which your speaker, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani is piloting the affairs of the House.

Since its inception on the 1st June, you comport yourselves well, especially in the deliberation of important issues affecting the development of the state.

Your collective decision in calling for the dissolution of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, Rivers State Judicial commission and the Rivers State Civil Service Commission is a welcome development and the action can be best described as taking “a right step in the right direction”.

I see maturity in you while screening the commissioner nominees. If you continue in this unity of purpose, the House will be one and will do great things in terms of enacting good laws that will put smiles on the faces of Rivers people.

I will appeal that you avoid anything that will cause riffles in the Assembly that will throw the state into confusion. If such thing occur the state will not witness socio-economic cum political development, the hallmark of democracy and good governance.

In conclusion, I pray that the Almighty God showers His blessings on you to initiate bills and enact better laws that will launch the state on the path of economic and technological advancement. ###

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