Rivers State Crisis Takes New Turn As Assembly Commences Impeachment Process Against Gov. Fubara


The Rivers State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state.

Against expectations on Monday, members of the State House of Assembly signed the impeachment notice against the governor. 

24 of the 32 members of the Assembly were said to have been present during Monday’s plenary. Reports say the earlier attempt by the Governor to gain entrance into the building was rebuffed, but his supporters are said to have besieged the Assembly Complex to protest the impeachment move.

The Assembly has ordered its clerk to serve the impeachment notice on the governor.

Earlier during plenary, the Assembly removed Ehie Edison as the leader of the House. Edison is perceived to be supportive of the governor. 

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

The list of the governor’s offences is not known at press time.

Political watchers in the state say the crisis arose from misunderstanding between the governor and his political godfather, Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Wike is the immediate past governor of the state.


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