Two Speakers Emerged In Rivers State House of Assembly, As Governor Faces Impeachment Threat
Rivers State House of Assembly has served Governor Seminalayi Fubara with an impeachment notice.
The Governor was served with the notice on Monday, hours after some people on Sunday night, threw explosive device into the assembly, causing explosion and fire outbreak.
On Monday morning, as early as 7 a.m., 24 out of the 32 members of the house initiated moves to impeach the governor, at an emergency meeting, amidst protests outside the assembly complex.
The lawmakers also suspended the majority leader, Eddie Edison and four other identified members suspected to be ally of the governor in the assembly.
Governor Fubara, however, said whatever decision taken by the lawmakers concerning him would be null and void.
The governor, addressing his supporters in the complex, challenged the lawmakers to state his offences, vowing to resist undue process.
He accused security operatives of compromise, alleging that they fired gunshots directly at him.
Earlier, on Sunday, the governor had fired his Chief of Staff, Chidi Ansu and the Chief Security Officer, Promise Wosu, suspected to be loyal to former Governor Nyesom Wike.
Meanwhile, the suspended majority leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Ehi Edison, has been elected as the parallel speaker of the assembly.
He was elected by members of the house, loyal to the state governor, at a sitting held in the rivers state government house, Port Harcourt on Monday afternoon.
The parallel assembly suspended the speaker of the house, his deputy, and sacked the state chief judge, Justice Samuel Amadi.
The parallel assembly also directed Governor Fubara to appoint a new chief judge for the state.
Also, they dissolved all the state local governments’ chairmen.