Ugochinyere: Rivers Federal Lawmakers Disown Pro-Wike Colleague


The Rivers State Caucus in the House of Representatives has disowned one of its members, Hon. Dumnamene Deekor, saying he was neither their leader nor spokesman and as such he was never instructed to speak on behalf of the caucus.

In a statement signed by the Leader of the Rivers State Caucus in the House, Hon. Awaji-Inombek D. Abiante, the lawmakers dismissed a statement credited to Deekor calling for sanction against the coordinator of the G-60 Federal Lawmakers in the House, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, over the latter’s comments on the political crisis in Rivers State.

Abiante said the leadership of the Rivers Caucus in the House has always been based on seniority, adding that a second term lawmaker cannot therefore lead the caucus when there are more senior lawmakers in the House.

He explained that as a lawnaker, Deekor is aware of the fact that every member of the House has the right to comment on any issue affecting any part of the country as they have sworn to defend the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper