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Bayelsa Speaker resigns

20 January 2016, 11:13

Yenagoa - The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson has resigned, reports Leadership

He also stepped down as a member of the House in obedience to the December 9 Court of Appeal ruling which declared his election null and void.

The court had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a rerun election in his constituency area, the Southern Ijaw local government constituency.

Also read: Bayelsa Speaker refuses to vacate office after court sacking

Benson, who had earlier refused to vacate the seat, chaired the House that received the 2016 Appropriation Bill of the state government from Governor Seriake Dickson.

Benson ‘s decision to step down was reached after a closed door meeting with Dickson and the Attorney-General of the state, Kemesuode Wodu and his legal team.

Read more at  Leadership

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