Party primaries and other electoral activities at the various wards and units in the state ahead of the local government elections may have dulled activities in the Assembly, last week.
Recall that before the last one, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani was among top party leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who took part in the Rivers South-East Senatorial Rally at Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area.
Rt. Hon Ibani moderated the voice vote that adopted the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike as the sole candidate of the Senatorial District.
The speaker, who commended the governor for the various infrastructural development in the Senatorial District said the people of the area are enjoying government presence unlike before.
Shortly after a motion moved by Senator Lee Maeba and seconded by Senator Olaka Wogu, the speaker called for a voice vote from the crowd, and a thunderous “Ayes” trailed the request, which adopted Chief Wike as the sole candidate for the Senatorial District in 2019.
Last Tuesday, chiefs, youths and elders of Baa Lueku community paid a courtesy visit to the legislator representing the area in the Assembly, Hon Friday Nke-ee.
Hon. Nke-ee represents Khana Constituency II in the State Assembly. In his address to the constituents, Hon Nke-ee identified cultism and youth restiveness as major challenges in the area.
Nke-ee called on the youths in his constituency in the habit of fomenting trouble or engaged in violence to repent and change from their bad ways.
The lawmaker also urged parents and guardians to always guide and advise their wards against engaging in social vices. To the chiefs, Nke-ee counseled them not to protect any deviants in their domain, but should liaise with security agencies to fish out trouble makers.
Last Thursday, while receiving protesters against Black Soot in the state, Hon. Christian Ahiakwo called on the Federal Government to provide environmental fund to rehabilitate the environment in the Niger Delta.
Hon. Ahiakwo, who is chairman of the House Committee on Environment further said, “We cannot stop the soot when these issues are not brought to the fore. Money should be borrowed to tackle the environmental problem in Nigeria. If we borrow money to tackle terrorism, we should borrow money to tackle environmental terrorism. The issue of Niger Delta is environmental terrorism”.