8 Jun 2015

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike dissolves Electoral and Judicial Commissions

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has dissolved ‎the State Independent Electoral Commission and the Rivers State Judicial Service Commission.

The dissolution of the two bodies by the governor came few hours after the State House of Assembly earlier directed the governor to dissolve the two commissions.

The House had summoned the chairmen and members of the commissions to give account of their activities within the last two years.

The state lawmaker, who were apparently dissatisfied over the explanation of the head of the two commissions on Monday, empowered Wike to sack the commissioners and dissolve the commissions.

Wike, in a short statement, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sir Opunabo Inko-Tariah, explained that he acted ‎in line with the directive of the House on grounds of official misconduct leveled against the commissions.‎

Credit: Chukwudi Akasike/Punch

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