The Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adams Dabotorudima has announced his resignation during a sitting of the House yesterday.
The former speaker made the announcement after swearing-in twelve newly elected members of the house who emerged from the December 10 legislative rerun in the state.
However, Mr. Ibani Ikuinyi-Owaji who resigned from office a year ago as Speaker under controversial circumstances has been reelected in an exercise that was conducted by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Marshal Uwom.
Ikuinyi-Owaji resigned as Speaker on December 18, 2015 after Governor Nyesom Wike had presented the 2016 budget before the House.