In a dramatic turn of events, the Rivers State House of Assembly has commenced the process of impeaching the state’s governor, Siminialayi Fubara.
The unfolding political saga has left the state in a state of intrigue and suspense.
The impeachment process was set in motion on Monday, as the State’s lawmakers served Governor Fubara with an impeachment notice. The day was marked by high tension and political maneuvering.
This dramatic development unfolded during an emergency sitting on Monday morning, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., within the hallowed halls of the assembly.
Twenty-four out of the 32 members of the Rivers State Assembly have affixed their signatures to an impeachment notice directed at Governor Fubara, marking a significant escalation in the political strife that has gripped the state. The move followed the removal of the House Leader, Edison Ehie, who is widely perceived to be aligned with the embattled governor.
While the proceedings remained shrouded in secrecy, news reporters were denied access to the assembly, leaving the public reliant on insider accounts. It was confirmed that all 24 members who endorsed the impeachment notice were in attendance during the extraordinary session.
The move to impeach Governor Siminialayi Fubara has sent shockwaves through Rivers State, raising questions about the political landscape and the future of the state’s leadership. As tensions mount, observers are keenly awaiting further developments and the legal processes that will follow this extraordinary turn of events.
This impeachment bid adds another layer of complexity to the already turbulent political landscape in Nigeria and underscores the significance of the unfolding drama in Rivers State.