Unending Rivers Crisis: PDP Dares 27 Lawmakers To Impeach Governor Fubara

PDP has dared 27 Lawmakers to impeach Governor Fubara.


NaijaOnPoint Nigeria reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has dared the state lawmakers who threatened to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara.


This Nigeria news platform understands that the party rebuffed the 27 lawmakers of the Assembly threatening to impeach Governor Fubara, asserting that they lack the legitimacy to execute such a move.



According to a statement by the PDP’s Publicity Secretary, Sydney Tambari Gbara, the lawmakers should desist from causing unrest and allow the court to determine their legitimacy. He urged them to address their legitimacy question following their defections from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the light of Section 109 of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 as amended.


Gbara criticized the lawmakers’ actions, stating: “You have several cases querying your legality in courts, why are you running away from them? You are here constituting public nuisance, engaging in illegal assembly, taking illegal decisions and making illegal laws, knowing full well that you no longer represent your constituents.”


He warned that history would not view kindly those who choose to disrupt peace instead of seeking reconciliation, saying: “The founding fathers of the state would be crying that a group of young people had decided to be used as agents of destabilization of their state, the government and its people.”

Gbara also responded to claims of non-implementation of the eight-point Peace Accord by Tony Okocha, stating: “Although we are not holding brief for the state government, as a party, let me tell Tony Okocha that Governor Siminialayi Fubara has in his desire to further deepen peace in the state implemented the Peace Accord and in accordance with our laws. So, your attempt to try to stampede Governor Fubara into taking unconstitutional actions is like blowing hot air.”