The Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikunyi Awaji-Ibani has resigned his position as Speaker.
Ibani dropped the shocker at exactly 6:57pm today immediately after passing the N307b 2016 budget as presented by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The Speaker did not give any reason but said “in life, there is time for everything.
“I was called to serve and I think I have served you well. At this juncture, I want to announce that I am stepping aside for reasons best known to me.”
Analysts have said, the resignation of the Speaker is a political strategy orchestrated by the state governor, Nyesom Wike.
In the meantime, a Speaker pro tempora to be nominated.