The Labour Party has named Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubo as the new acting chairman of the River State chapter of the party.
This is coming a day after the governorship and state assembly elections were shifted.
The appointment of Dokubo followed the tenure expiration and dissolution of the caretaker committee led by Dienye Pepple, according to a statement signed by the national chairman, Julius Abure, on Thursday.
The committee also includes Philip Loveday as secretary and Gogo Wellington as publicity secretary.
Abure also stated that the appointment letter was only valid for one month.
The Labour Party’s leadership announced on Tuesday the immediate dissolution of the executive council of its Rivers State branch.
According to a statement signed by Abure, the party’s state officials were fired for anti-party activities and corruption in the management of the party’s funds.
The dissolution followed reports that the party’s state chapter had disbanded in order to support Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate Sim Fubara.
He went on to say that those in charge in the state, where the presidential mandate of the party’s standard bearer, Peter Obi, was openly stolen, should step down until a full investigation into what happened at the last election was completed.