Tonye Harry Ex Rivers State Speaker Dies


 Tonye Harry former deputy speaker 1999-2007 and Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly 2007-2011 (he is still a member of the house) died in Algeria early hours of this morning aboard an air ambulance.

According to source, he slumped at Port Harcourt club on Tuesday October 1,2013 after playing lawn tennis and was rushed to the hospital. He was stable and was even talking with the doctors before travelling. The air ambulance was en-route to Paris but had to make an emergency landing in Algeria where he passed on


Harry was the Deputy Speaker to Governor Chibuike Amaechi, when Amaechi was Speaker in the Rivers House of Assembly.

He represented Degema Constituency. He was in the Assembly for three terms.

Harry served as Deputy Speaker for eight years (two terms) and Speaker for four years.

He was a close ally of Governor Amaechi and one of the 27 lawmakers rooting for him.

So far there has not been an official confirmation but  family sources confirmed his death.

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