Increased Political Unrest in Rivers State as the APC Leads the Impeachment of Governor Fubara

May 10, 2024 | Politics | 0 comments

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a directive to the state House of Assembly, urging them to commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara. Tony Okocha, the party’s caretaker committee chairman, cautioned that failure to comply would result in the party taking constitutional action against the lawmakers.

Okocha’s instruction follows Governor Fubara’s assertion that President Bola Tinubu’s involvement in the state’s crisis could be resolved through political means.

Governor Fubara’s Prioritization of Constituents

In contrast to the APC’s directive, Tammy Danagogo, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, underscored Governor Fubara’s dedication to enhancing the welfare of Rivers State residents. Danagogo emphasized the governor’s focus on improving people’s lives rather than seeking personal accolades through projects.

Elder Statesman Calls for Police Intervention in Political Turmoil

Elder statesman and Ijaw leader Edwin Clark has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to intervene and quell the political turmoil in Rivers State. Clark expressed apprehension over ongoing threats of impeachment against Governor Fubara by the Amaewhule-led state assembly, believed to be aligned with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

Clark implored the IGP to prevent further escalation and advised President Bola Tinubu to consider the interests of all stakeholders involved.

The impeachment proceedings and ensuing political tensions in Rivers State have ignited discourse among various factions, with ramifications poised to significantly impact the state.

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