• Commence impeachment process on Fubara, APC tells Assembly

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    From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt

    The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed members of the State House of Assembly led by Martin Amaewhule to commence impeachment process of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

    Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Mr. Tony Okocha, gave the directive during a media conference in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

    The directive was followed the governor’s recent declaration that the Assembly members do not exist anymore in the eyes of the law.

    Okocha said no section of the constitution empowers the governor to declare the Assembly members non-existence.


    Okocha declared: “The President cannot be derided by the governor. The President is the Leader of our own political party and it will be foolhardy and stupidity on our part to sit down, to see somebody less than Mr. President insult Mr. President under our very nose.


    “It Is also an absurd to see the governor begin to espouse impunity, intimidation on a people who are members of our political party and we stand akimbo doing nothing.

    “We are here to respond vehemently and stoutly to say to you that as Chairman of APC, Rivers State, as representative of Mr. President, that I won’t sit here to see the governor insult the President. We won’t sit here to see the governor declare on his own as if he is a court to declare Assembly members seats vacant.

    ‘To that extent, in consultation with my party, we have directed APC Assembly members to immediately commence impeachment processes of Governor Sim Fubara. Impeachment of a government that does not respect the Rule of Law.”


    He said if the House of Assembly fails to commence impeachment, the party will invoke the relevant sections of its constitution to discipline them.

    The CTC chairman emphasized:
    “And if they don’t do that, there is what is called party discipline, we shall invoke that aspect of thr constitution and deal decisively with them. We will not also sit down here on behalf of Rivers people to see Rivers State become a laughing stock in the comity of nations.”

    He described the government of Fubara as clueless, accusing him of squandering Rivers monies in the last one year in office.

    “Everyday, we find justification in our assertions that the government of Sir Siminalayi Fubara is the worst thing that has happened in our political landscape, in our political history. We are justified every other second in our assertion that the government is clueless, is directionless and it is ruthless.

    “And that the governor is even compounding the matter. He is procuring for himself, other very negative dictions and the penchant to deceive Rivers people.

    “And of course you know that as the main opposition political party in Rivers State, we will never sit down to see all those things and go free, neither shall we allow him ride rough shoots over us and over the people of Rivers State.”


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