Fubara Condemns Masterminds Of Impeachment Threat, Thanks Rivers People For Support


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Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara has condemned those who are threatening to impeach him from office and declared he has not done anything to warrant such an action. 

The governor who was speaking in the premises of the State House of Assembly on Monday decried the fire incident in the Complex and promised to arrange an alternative venue for the House sittings.

Sounding confident, the governor described as “rubbish” the report that some members sat in the House and commenced impeachment proceedings against him, adding that no lawful sitting of the House took place.

The governor alleged that on his way to inspect the burnt section of the Assembly complex, he was shot at by a police officer. In spite of such threats, he declared he would not be deterred in any way.

He wondered why some people are bent on creating chaos in the state, and predicted they will fail. He thanked the people of the state for their support, adding that as the state’s chief security officer, he would do all that is necessary to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order.

Earlier reports on Monday had said members of the State House of Assembly had commenced the impeachment move by signing the notice against the governor, with 24 of the 32 members of the Assembly in attendance. 

The House had reportedly removed Ehie Edison, a Fubara loyalist, as leader of the House and has ordered its clerk to serve the impeachment notice on the governor.

On Sunday, a section of the Rivers house of assembly was gutted by fire. 

The allegations against the governor have not been made public though political watchers in the state say the crisis arose from misunderstanding between the governor and his political godfather, Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of the state.

Wike is presently the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.


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