The impeached Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Right Honorable Tonye Isenah, has secretly tendered a resignation letter a week after the house was engulfed in leadership crisis.
In the letter backdated 30th September 2019, and received by the House on 7th October 2019, Isenah expressed gratitude to the government, members and the general public for the support they accorded him while in office, stressing that the resignation had become necessary for peace to reign.
Drawing from Order 1 sub section 2 of the House Standing Orders which empowers the House to regulate its procedures through motions, the Deputy Majority Leader, Honorable Bernard Kenebai moved the motion for the acceptance and adoption of the letter as a working document of the House, and was seconded by Honorable Mitema Obordor, member representing Ogbia Constituency 1.
Speaking shortly after the adoption of the letter, the new Speaker, Right Honorable Monday Obolo, thanked members, especially Tonye Isenah for their understanding which demonstrated that the interest of the state was superior to the interest of any individual.
Explaining further after plenary, he said the adoption and acceptance of the resignation letter has taken precedence over the impeachment of the former Speaker, Isenah
We gathered that Isenah decided to put in his resignation after a peace and reconciliation meeting with Governor Dickson and Obolo in Government House, Yenagoa, on Saturday where certain agreements that are yet-to-be made public were reached.