Rivers APC tells party members to impeach Fubara

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The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has instructed its members in the state House of Assembly to initiate the impeachment process against Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

The APC’s call for impeachment comes just one day after Governor Fubara stated that he does not recognize the House of Assembly led by Speaker Rt Hon Martin Amaewhule.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara

Chairman of the Rivers APC, Chief Tony Okocha, said in a press conference in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that the impeachment process was necessary because the governor “has insulted the sensibility” of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who waded in to resolve the lingering crisis in the state.

Fubara and the State House of Assembly have been going head-to-head over the Amended State’s Procurement Bill.

The Assembly, at its 173th Legislative Sitting, overrode the assent of Governor Siminialayi Fubara, to pass the Rivers State Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2024 into Law.

Amaewhule’s led assembly, took the decision to override the Governor after the governor allegedly withheld his assent.

But, the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, criticised the attitude of the members of the state legislature towards his administration, saying the members would cease to exist as legislators if he so decides.

The House had passed the Rivers State Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2024 on the 26th of March, 2024 and transmitted same to the Governor for assent, but the housed claimed that the Governor had declined assent.

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