Hon Tonye Isenah, Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly on Monday rejected reports of his impeachment as false and a nullity as he remains the speaker of the house.
There was heavy shooting at the Bayelsa House of Assembly during a session of the assembly when hundreds of youths stormed the assembly complex in Yenagoa.
Iseanah deferred the session inconclusively for the house to continue on recess.
In any case, young people who assaulted the meeting promptly raged the House, shooting sporadically and carried off the mace while a few individuals from the Assembly were still in the chambers.
Some members who sat back reportedly resumed sitting and allegedly impeached the speaker in absentia whilst the mace had been removed and elected Monday Obolo representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2 as speaker.
A legislator who declined to be named said that there was pressure around the Assembly unpredictable in the development to the sitting where the Speaker was relied upon to leave.
The legislator said that the PDP leadership had advised Isenah to resign or face impeachment for the party to realign the balance of power since Isenah hails from the same area as PDP’s candidate in the forthcoming Nov 16 guber poll.
Isenah had held the view that his resignation was untimely and can only happen after the polls
The legislator said that the gathering accepts that giving the situation to Southern Ijaw, the zone where the up-and-comer of the opponent All Progressives Congress hails from might influence voters.
Reacting to the development during a brief interview with channels, Isenah said that he remains the Speaker as he had earlier adjourned the sitting sine die and only him could re-convene the house to session..
“I did not resign, neither was I impeached"