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Fubara faces fresh impeachment threat from Rivers Assembly

Fubara faces fresh impeachment threat from Rivers Assembly

The Rivers State House of Assembly has threatened to resume impeachment proceedings on Governor Siminalayi Fubara for allegedly continuing the breach of the Nigerian constitution.

Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Martins Amaewhule, accused the governor of dishonesty.

Amaewhule, who was accompanied by 26 members of the Assembly, read out a communique issued after the briefing.

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The lawmakers accused the governor of refusing to hold up to his end of the Presidential Peace Accord which he “willfully signed without coercion.

“We begin by announcing to you that sponsored attacks on the House has failed woefully. Enemies of the people and those who cannot withstand the principles of the rule of law as well as checks and balances in our nascent democracy, in their frustration, started with the burning and later demolition of the Hallowed Chamber.

“Their plan is to eliminate the legislature that is pushing for the independence granted her by the constitution since they cannot exercise undue control over her. We survived these attacks!

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“Their new strategy is to use another arm of government, lobbyists, attack dogs and the mainstream and social media to bring the House to disrepute and consummate their agenda. In this regard, various individuals, groups, media mercenaries have been recruited to actualise their objectives.

“The latest of the new groups recruited against the 10th Assembly is the former Rivers State PDP Presidential Campaign Council”.

“In a press conference on March 26, 2024 signed by Dr Abiye Sekibo, this group inferred that the House is an illegal and unconstitutional Assembly.

“Others in this group are the likes of Rt. Hon. Austin Opara, Senator Lee Maeba and Prince Uche Secondus. Hon Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja, Sir Celestine Omehia amongst others are among these desperate politicians who left their houses and gathered under a canopy with H.E. Atiku Abubakar and H.E. Ifeanyi Okowa’s pictures on a banner behind them professing their new support for Mr. President and the Rivers State Governor.

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“On the other hand, they derided the 10th Assembly who they are unhappy with for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) which incidentally is the President’s Political Party. Worse still, they lied against and attacked the FCT Minister who worked tirelessly for the victory of the President and the Governor in Rivers State.

“In other words, they are against those who defeated them and put them to shame by ensuring the victory of the president and governor in the state, but they now subscribe’ to the president and governor.”

“We are not surprised that they are no more saying all the unprintable things against the president and the governor because this is who they are. They now want to advise the president and use unprintable words against the former governor of Rivers State – His Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike.”

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