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Bayelsa Assembly Crisis: Governor Dickson Pitches Tent With New Speaker, Obolo

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The embattled erstwhile Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly may have lost out in the political game playing out in Bayelsa State as Governor Seriake Dickson appears to have pitched tent with new speaker, Monday Obolo.

Naija News understands Dickson endorsed the emergence of a new speaker at the Bayelsa House of Assembly by congratulating the new speaker who emerged under chaotic circumstances.

Speaking on the impeachment of the speaker, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Fidelis Soriwei said Obolo is elected Speaker following the impeachment of the former Speaker, Tonye Isenah, on Monday.

Another important stakeholder in the state that supported the impeachment of Isenah were the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youths

The Secretary General of PDP Youth Network, Mr. James Oputin, said that the membership of the Assembly deserved commendation for averting bloodshed and violence allegedly planned by the leaders of the opposition and the controversially impeached Speaker, Tonye Isenah.

Oputin said that the action of the Assembly confirmed the fears of the youth group across Bayelsa that Isenah was a mole of the APC occupying a strategic position in the PDP to sabotage the efforts of the party in the forthcoming election.

He said the PDP leadership particularly the Assembly acted well to identify Isenah and take him out to avert the plan of the opposition to use him at the coming election.

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