Fubara Appoints Edison Ehie as Chief of Staff, Five Others as Advisers 

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has appointed Edison Ehie, the leader of his loyalists in the State House of Assembly, as his Chief of Staff.

Ehie, was the contender to Martin Amaewhule for the position of Speaker, before recently resigning from the Assembly as part of the process to restore peace in the state.

He was rumoured a few weeks ago to have been appointed to replace Mr. Chidi Amadi, a loyalist of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, who resigned alongside some commissioners late last year.

In a statement on Sunday, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Tammy Danagogo, said that Governor Fubara has also approved the appointment of five special advisers.

The special advisers are Darlington Orji, Solomon Eke, Aminayanasam Fiberesima, Deeyah Bariene and Ohia Prince.

The statement said the new appointees will be sworn in by Governor Fubara at the State Executive Council Chambers by 11 am on Monday.

Governor Fubara announced the new appointments about 48 hours after swearing in the nine pro-Wike commissioners, who had previously resigned their appointments last month as a show of loyalty to the former governor of the state, Nyesom Wike.

Wike, who is the FCT minister, is engaged in a fierce tussle with Fubara over the control of governance and politics in the oil-rich state.

The return of the officials to Fubara’s cabinet is in fulfilment of a controversial peace deal brokered by President Bola Tinubu to end the political crisis in the state.

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