Ehie Edison is a Nigerian politician, lawyer, and the current Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. He was elected as a House of Assembly member in 2015, under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform to represent the constituency of Ahoada East II. He was re-elected in the rerun election in 2016, 2019, and 2023.
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Full Names: Rt. Hon. Ehie Ogerenye Edison
Date of birth:
Spouse: Pharm. Cynthia Edison (nee Obuzor)
Parents: Late Chief Clinton Dollars Ehie, Mrs. Salome Ehie
Education: Rivers State University, Western Ahoada County High School.
Political party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Rt. Hon. Ehie Edison Biography and Early Life
Rt. Hon. Ehie Ogerenye Edison MHA, the current Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, hails from the Ekpeye ethnic community in Rivers State, Nigeria. He was born in Port Harcourt to the family of the Late Chief Clinton Dollars Ehie and Mrs. Salome Ehie.
Edison’s educational journey began with his primary education at the UPE Primary School. He continued his academic pursuits at Western Ahoada County High School in Ahoada Town. Subsequently, he pursued higher education, earning a degree in Law from the Rivers State University (formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology). Furthermore, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Law.
Career and Politics
Edison Ehie actively engaged in various leadership positions, such as being the National President of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS) and the National President of the Orashi Youth Council. He also assumed the role of Youth Leader for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State. Rt. Hon. Ehie Edison is not only a politician but also a businessman, a farmer, and a devout Christian.
His political journey includes being elected to the Rivers State House of Assembly in 2015, and subsequently re-elected in the rerun elections of 2016, 2019, and 2023, representing the constituency of Ahoada East II under the banner of the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party.
In October 2023, Rt. Hon. Ehie Edison was elected as the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. He took over from Rt. Hon. Ehie Edison, the lawmaker representing Obio/Apkor constituency 1. This came following the crisis that rocked the assembly, on Monday (October 30), over the move by some of the lawmakers to impeach the governor of the state, Sir Siminalayi Fubara.
Rt. Hon. Ehie Edison got married to his loving wife, Pharm. Cynthia Edison (nee Obuzor) in 2019. The wedding, which was the talk of the town took place in Rivers State Ecumenical Christian Unity Centre, Abhonema Wholf Road, Rumuwoji, Port Harcourt. while the reception was held in Presidential Hotel, New GRA, Port Harcourt.
The couple welcomed their first child in 2020.