18th December, 2013
Twenty-two lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly have voluntarily signed a peace deal issued by the Rivers State Police Command at the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to enable the lawmakers resume sitting at the Assembly.
Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Otelemaba Dan-Amachree who made the disclosure Wednesday when he led 21 Lawmakers to the CID Section of the Police in Port Harcourt, the state capital, said, the screening process by the police involves all lawmakers, including 9 lawmakers that were absent when he led other lawmakers to sign the police undertaking.
“You can see we are only 22 lawmakers present, we came to the state CID to honour the invitation of the police to sign an undertaking before sitting to commence at the Assembly, which we have just done. We were given a form to fill by the police to be of good conduct and behaviour. We have assured the police that we are going to ensure peace and order during our deliberations, and I am sure the police is satisfied with our response…the remaining 9 lawmakers will also come and sign the undertaking”, Otelemaba Dan-Amaechree said.
He however, dispelled rumours being peddled by mischief makers that two Houses of Assembly exist in the state and advised those behind the blackmail and propaganda to drop their differences and support his leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly to move the state forward in the interest of Rivers people.
He mentioned that ‘there are no two Houses of Assembly in Rivers State, but only one led by me.
As you can see, we are only 22 lawmakers present here, we hope that the remaining nine lawmakers will come and join us to move the state forward in the interest of our people”, Otelemaba Dan-Amachree explained.