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Rivers APC Orders Immediate Impeachment Of Fubara

This move comes in the wake of clashes between Fubara and the State House of Assembly regarding the passage of the Amended State’s Procurement Bill.

By Nkiruka Aduba

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its members in the state House of Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

This directive follows Governor Fubara’s statement declaring the Assembly, led by Speaker Rt Hon Martin Amaewhule, as legally unrecognized. Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Chief Tony Okocha, stated in a press conference in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that the impeachment process was warranted due to the governor’s perceived disrespect towards President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who intervened to resolve the ongoing crisis in the state.

This move comes in the wake of clashes between Fubara and the State House of Assembly regarding the passage of the Amended State’s Procurement Bill.

The Assembly, in its 173rd Legislative Sitting, overrode Governor Fubara’s veto to pass the Rivers State Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2024 into law. Governor Fubara criticized the Assembly’s actions, suggesting that the members risk losing their legislative status at his discretion.

Fubara in quick reaction said: “Those group of men who claim that are Assembly members are not Assembly members, they are not existing.”

Fubara asserted that the legislators’ relevance hinges solely on his endorsement of the Abuja peace agreement facilitated by President Bola Tinubu. Speaking to a delegation of political and traditional leaders from Bayelsa State at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Fubara emphasized his commitment to maintaining a fraternal role despite possessing the authority to assert his interests through state power.

He disclosed his consistent participation in crisis resolution meetings, lamenting that each session was followed by fresh challenges from the opposing faction.

He said: “Those group of men who claim that are Assembly members are not Assembly members, they are not existing. I want it to be on record. I accepted that Peace Accord to give them a floating. That is the truth.

“There was nothing in that Peace Accord that’s a constitutional issue; it’s a political solution to a problem. And I accepted it because these were people that were eating in my house, these were people I have helped paid their children’s school fees when I wasn’t even a governor. So, what is the thing there?

“We might have our division but I believe that one day, we could also come together but it has gotten to a time when I have to make a statement that they are not existing. Their existence is me allowing them to exist. If I de-recognise them, they are nowhere. I want you to see the sacrifice I have made in allowing peace to reign in our state.”

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