The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has strongly refuted any allegations of wrongdoing that would warrant an impeachment process by the Rivers State House of Assembly.
“Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment,” the governor declared while addressing his supporters at the Assembly Complex.
Governor Fubara, who assured the people of the state of their continued access to the benefits of democracy, conveyed his intention to provide more information on the matter at the appropriate time.
“Let me assure the people of Rivers that I will continue to ensure that you get the dividends of democracy. At the appropriate time, I will address the press,” he affirmed.
Recent reports indicated a fresh crisis within the Rivers Assembly, with rumors of an impending impeachment procedure against Governor Fubara. The House also removed its leader, Edison Ehie, which led to House members seeking safety as tear gas was fired outside the Complex.
Addressing his supporters who protested the situation outside the Assembly Complex, Governor Fubara maintained that he had not engaged in any actions deserving an impeachment proceeding by the Assembly.
This development occurred shortly after a fire incident at the Assembly Complex on Sunday night. While it remained unclear whether the fire was related to the political turmoil, rumors of a rift between Governor Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who now serves as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, had been circulating for some time.