Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has named Edison Ehie, the leader of his loyalists in the State House of Assembly, as his Chief of Staff.
Ehie was a rival to Martin Amaewhule for the office of Speaker before resigned from the Assembly as part of the process to restore peace in the state.
He was rumoured to have been chosen a few weeks ago to replace Mr. Chidi Amadi, a loyalist of the Federal Capital Territory’s Minister, Nyesom Wike, who resigned with some commissioners late last year.
But in a statement late Sunday night by Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Fubara named Ehie as his chief of staff.
The SSG also announced the appointment of five others as Special Advisers.
The new Special Advisers are Darlington Oji, who resigned as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Samuel Nwanosike, in the wake of the political crisis in Rivers State; Solomon Abel-Eke, the immediate past Chairman of Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area where the Wike comes from.
Others are, Prince Ohia, the immediate past Commissioner for Youths Development; Aminayanasam Fiberesima and Deeyah Bariene.
The statement said the new appointees will be sworn in by Governor Fubara at the State Executive Council Chambers by 11 am on Monday.