OrderPaperToday – The three senators from Rivers are not new to the National Assembly, having served in previous assemblies either in the Senate or House of Representatives.

Sen. Thompson Sekibo George, representing Rivers East, has been a serving senator since 2007 and has sponsored 10 bills in the current 9th Senate. One of his bills is the Medical Negligence Compensation Bill 2020.

Sen. Apiafi Jocelyn Betty, a former House of Representatives member, was elected into the senate for the first time in 2019. Sen. Apiafi represents Rivers West senatorial district and has sponsored 11 bills, three of which have passed second reading.

Sen. Mpigi Barinada, representative of Rivers South East, was also a House member before his election into the senate. He has 6 bills to his credit.

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How Rivers Senators Stand on Bills

The newbies from Rivers in the House of Representatives have a mixed scorecard on bills at midterm. Dr. Igwe Chinyere Emmanuel (Port Harcourt II) has 4 bills; Ephraim Nwuzi (Etche/Omuma) has 2 bills; Chisom Promise Dike (Eleme/Oyigbo/Tai) has no bill; Emerengwa Boniface Sunday (Emohua/Ikwerre) has no bill; Dagogo Doctor Farah (Bonny/Degema) has 2 bills; and Solomon Bob (Abua Odual/Ahoada East) has 4 bills.

Nnam Obi Prince Uchechuku, a returning legislator and representative of Ahoada West/Ogba Egbema Ndoni; and Awaji-Inombek Abiante Dagomie (Andoni/Opobo Nkoro) have both sponsored 14 bills apiece.

Among the returning legislators is Boma Goodhead, representing Akuku Toru/Asari Toru federal constituency. She is the only female among the legislators in the House from Rivers and has not sponsored any bill at midterm.

Other returning lawmakers are Dumnamene Robison Dekor (Gokana/Khana) with no bill;  Gogo Bright Tamuno (Okrika/Ogu Bolo) also with no bill; and Kenneth Anayo Chikere (Port Harcourt I) with 1 bill.

Opposition mobilizer and ranking leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House, Chinda Kingsley Ogundu (Obio Akpor) has 5 bills to his credit at midterm.

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Rivers Reps Bills Chart


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