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Rivers Assembly lawmakers report Fubara to IGP, DSS

The lawmakers at the Rivers State House of Assembly said that they have reported Governor Sim Fubara to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Fubara had made a declaration that the Rivers State House of Assembly does not exist, leading to the lawmakers planning to impeach him from his position as governor.

Following the visit of Fubara to the House of Assembly on Thursday, the lawmakers met to address the issues with the governor.

They also accused Fubara of invading their territory without the knowledge of the speaker, Martin Amaewhule.

“Our quarters where we meet was invaded by the governor of Rivers State. We thought they broke into this place uninvited and without informing the speaker,” Majority leader of the Rivers House of Assembly, Major Jack said.

“They made a statement that they were coming to inspect and demolish our quarters that was built two years ago. Mr. Speaker, what have we done to this governor?”

Amaewhule said that the Assembly had written to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of DSS on the threat to lives of the lawmakers and residents of the quarters by Fubara.

On a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday said the quest of Fubara to disobey Nigeria’s constitution and govern in denial of the existence of the state legislature is an impeachable offense.

The party said this in a statement by spokesman, Felix Morka after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) confounded by the disturbing missteps of Fubara staged a press briefing on Wednesday to dismiss APC Rivers state chapter’s call on the Rivers State House of Assembly to impeach the governor.

APC also accused the PDP of tendering a hogwash argument that by Section 109 of the Constitution, the 27 House of Assembly members who defected from PDP to APC have forfeited their seats, and echoed the governor’s declaration that the Rivers State House of Assembly is non-existent.

“Contrary to PDP’s assertions, it is not APC that is calling for the impeachment of Governor Fubara,” Muoka said.

“Rather, by his egregious actions, conduct and infantile comments, Fubara is actively and vehemently precipitating his own impeachment.”

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