Rivers Crisis: Pro-Wike lawmakers report Fubara to authorities amid tussle

By Innocent Raphael

Pro-Wike lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly have reportedly written letters to key security agencies, including the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, and the Department of State Services (DSS) reporting Governor Simi Fubara.

This move follows Fubara’s controversial declaration asserting the non-existence of the Rivers State House of Assembly, prompting lawmakers to consider impeaching him.

The escalating tension reached a climax after Fubara’s unexpected visit to the House of Assembly on Thursday, prompting lawmakers to convene and address the concerning developments.

Majority Leader, Major Jack expressed outrage, accusing the governor of invading their quarters without prior notification to 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.

The lawmakers voiced their perplexity at the governor’s intentions, particularly his alleged plan to inspect and demolish their two-year-old quarters.

In response to the perceived threat to the safety of lawmakers and residents, Speaker Amaewhule revealed that the Assembly had officially written to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of DSS.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) condemned Governor Fubara’s actions, labeling them as impeachable offenses.

The party criticized the governor’s denial of the state legislature’s existence and accused him of governing in contravention of Nigeria’s constitution.

APC’s stance follows a series of political maneuvers, including the defection of 27 House of Assembly members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC, further fueling the controversy surrounding Governor Fubara’s leadership.

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