Rivers Assembly Threatens To Impeach Gov Fubara

The Rivers State House of Assembly issued a stern warning on Saturday, signaling a potential impeachment move against the state governor, Sim Fubara. Stressing their unwavering commitment to upholding the Constitution, the assembly asserted its readiness to take decisive action if necessary, even if it means resorting to impeaching Fubara.

Speaker Martin Amaewhule conveyed this message during a media briefing held in Port Harcourt, the bustling capital of Rivers State. Alongside him stood 26 fellow lawmakers, signaling a unified stance on the matter.

The declaration comes amidst a backdrop of political tension, with 27 lawmakers aligned with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, criticizing the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, led by Dr. Abiye Sekibo, for its recent censure of Wike.

This latest development echoes a previous threat issued by the lawmakers in 2023, when they first hinted at the possibility of impeaching the governor amid his contentious dispute with Minister Nyesom Wike. However, in a surprising turn of events in December, 26 members of the assembly rescinded their impeachment notice against Fubara, as announced in a formal withdrawal notice read on the House floor.

They said the decision was made out of respect for President Bola Tinubu who had convened a reconciliation meeting between the warring parties.

President Tinubu had brokered a peace deal between Fubara and his predecessor, Wike.