Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rtd. Hon. Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has tendered his resignation to vacate his position on Monday, September 30.
Eye9ja reports that Isenah tendered his resignation on Friday afternoon following pressure mounted on him.
Reports obtained by Eye9ja reveal that Isenah resigned after series of pressure he faced by some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s opposition party.
Hon. Monday Obolo representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2 is however expected to succeed Hon. Tonye Isenah.
Eye9ja gathered that the Bayelsa speaker decided to resign so that he won’t be blamed in case the PDP fails to win the Governorship election.
“Isenah hinted of his resignation while addressing staff of the Assembly after presiding over plenary on Friday.
“Members of the House that witnessed the Speaker’s briefing were Felix Bonny Ayah, representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 1, and Moses Marlon, representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 3,” a source who requested anonymity said.