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Rivers Assembly threaten Gov Fubara with Impeachment amidst political turbulence

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In a resolute stance to uphold constitutional integrity, the Rivers State House of Assembly has issued a stern warning, indicating its readiness to resort to impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara if deemed necessary.

The announcement came during a media briefing in Port Harcourt, led by Speaker Martin Amaewhule and attended by 26 fellow lawmakers.

The Assembly’s confrontation with Governor Fubara traces back to a long-standing feud between the governor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, escalating since October last year.

The rift, rooted in perceptions of disloyalty, has sparked political tensions, with the Assembly previously attempting to impeach the governor amid the state’s tumultuous landscape.

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Speaker Amaewhule reiterated accusations against Governor Fubara, alleging violations of agreements forged in Abuja to quell the political crisis. Notably, the governor has been accused of governing without an approved budget, among other transgressions, prompting the Assembly to assert its constitutional prerogatives.

The Speaker condemned attempts to undermine the Assembly’s authority, citing orchestrated attacks and smear campaigns aimed at tarnishing its reputation. Amaewhule singled out the Former Rivers State PDP Presidential Campaign Council, led by Dr. Abiye Sekibo, for disparaging remarks against the Assembly’s legitimacy.

Undeterred by external pressures, the Assembly reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the rule of law and fulfilling its mandate as representatives of the people. Amaewhule emphasized the Assembly’s constitutional duty to hold government officials accountable, including the governor, if necessary.

While acknowledging the withdrawal of an earlier impeachment notice as a gesture of goodwill towards reconciliation, the Assembly lamented Governor Fubara’s alleged disregard for legal norms and the state’s constitutional framework.

Furthermore, Speaker Amaewhule highlighted the absence of an appropriation law in Rivers State, underscoring the urgency of addressing governance deficiencies and restoring constitutional order.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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