Alleged impeachment plot: Rivers’ enemies behind attack on Gov Fubara, Assembly leadership – Group
A political volcano erupted in Rivers State, yesterday, as the upwelling crisis in the state spilt over. Sections of the state House of Assembly were burnt as 24 lawmakers made moves to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara, who said he escaped an assassination attempt from police gunshots.
This came following a crisis that rocked the Assembly, on Monday morning, over moves by some of the lawmakers to impeach Governor Fubara.
The development started from the burning down of the hallowed chambers of the legislative arm of the government, on Sunday night.
There were gunshots and firing of teargas within the House of Assembly Complex as some lawmakers sat to begin an impeachment process on Fubara.
Following the crisis, the Assembly premises were cordoned off by fully armed security personnel with Police saying full-scale investigation had commenced and the perpetrators would be brought to book.
Unconfirmed reports said that the House of Assembly has suspended the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Chibuzor Amadi; and that the chairmen of the 12 local councils of the state, some commissioners, the Chief of Staff and Chief Security Officer to the governor had been axed. Efforts to confirm the issues were yet to bear fruit as of the time of filing this report.
Fubara tasks 24 legislators to list his offences
In a rare show of guts, Governor Fubara asked the 24 state lawmakers that commenced a process to impeach him, who are said to be loyal to former Governor Nyesom Wike, to show justification for their actions.
This was as the governor alleged assassination attempt on him yesterday by some compromised police officers, who allegedly shot live bullets at him to kill as he visited to assess the extent of damage caused by the Sunday night bombing of the Assembly complex by some hoodlums.