In the wake of the escalating crisis in Rivers State, the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) has called for an emergency meeting to address the pressing issues at hand.
The crisis centers around the contentious impeachment of Governor Similaye Fubara.
The emergency session is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja. This high-stakes gathering aims to assess the turmoil that has gripped Rivers State, particularly the dispute between Governor Similaye Fubara and members of the State House of Assembly.
The political crisis in Rivers State reached a boiling point on Sunday night when the State House of Assembly was set ablaze, plunging the region into chaos. The incident prompted the swift deployment of security personnel to the assembly complex and various locations in Port Harcourt, the state capital. This move intensified concerns about the potential eruption of violence in the state.
Undeterred by the security presence, anti-Fubara lawmakers convened an early morning meeting on Monday and unanimously signed an impeachment notice against Governor Fubara. The Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, led this faction of lawmakers in their bid to remove the governor from office.
In addition to the impeachment notice, the lawmakers also ousted House Leader Edison Ehie, a staunch opponent of the governor’s impeachment, and suspended three other members believed to be loyal to Fubara.
The Rivers State crisis has sent shockwaves throughout the political landscape, prompting the PDP-GF to convene this emergency meeting in Abuja to address the situation and discuss the upcoming governorship elections in other states.
The outcome of this meeting is eagerly awaited as it may have far-reaching implications for the future political landscape in Nigeria.