A fresh crisis has erupted within the hallowed chambers of the Rivers State House of Assembly, sending shockwaves across the political landscape.
The tumultuous turn of events unfolded on Monday when the House took a drastic step by voting to remove its leader, Edison Ehie. This development is widely perceived as a preliminary move in the larger scheme to impeach Governor Fubara.
The controversial decision was backed by a significant majority of Assembly members, with twenty-four lawmakers, including the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, throwing their weight behind Ehie’s removal.
Adding to the intrigue surrounding the unfolding drama, it was reported that a devastating fire incident engulfed the Rivers State House of Assembly on the preceding Sunday night, causing extensive damage to the chamber itself. The fire outbreak is now being scrutinized as a possible part of the broader political upheaval.
While investigations into the exact cause of the blaze are still ongoing, it has fueled speculations that these recent incidents may indeed be connected to the alleged plot to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
The unfolding crisis in the State Assembly has sent ripples through the state’s political landscape, with citizens anxiously awaiting the next developments and the implications for the future leadership of Rivers State.
The Governor’s office has yet to release an official statement regarding the removal of Edison Ehie and the rumors of an impending impeachment, leaving the political scene in the state in a state of heightened anticipation and uncertainty.