Reminiscent of the July 9 fracas on the floor of Rivers State House of Assembly, Port Harcourt, the dissident 6 lawmakers opposed to Governor Rotimi Amaechi with the barking of powerful forces in Abuja are set to sit to begin impeachment proceedings against governor.
It was learnt last night that the impeachment was not targeted at only Amaechi, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), his deputy, Tele Ikuru, is also to be removed.
The sitting will be presided over by a crony of First Lady Patience Jonathan and the self-acclaimed Speaker of the Rivers Assembly, Evans Bipi, who represents Ogu/Bolo Constituency, and according to investigation, he will be made the acting governor, after removing Amaechi and and his deputy. This is crazy!
The anti-Amaechi lawmakers, to be backed by policemen and the Armed Forces, will first declare vacant the seats of the 25 legislators loyal to the NGF chairman and to be accused of defecting to the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers loyal to the Presidency and the acting Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, are Bipi, Michael Okechukwu Chinda (Obio/Akpor II constituency), Kelechi Godspower Nwogu (Omuma), Martins Amaewhule (Obio/Akpor I), Victor Ihunwo (Port Harcourt III) and Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, the Chief Whip (Andoni).
The anti-Amaechi legislators are basing their decision to sit today on yesterday’s judgement of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, which declared as unconstitutional, the taking over of the Rivers House of Assembly by the National Assembly.
The Deputy Speaker of the Rivers Assembly, Leyii Kwanee, a lawyer, however, said that Amachree remained the Speaker of the Assembly, stressing that illegality, impunity and lawlessness would not be condoned.
Kwanee assured that the 25 lawmakers would soon sit, but there must be adequate security, to prevent a repeat of July 9 and 10 fracas and confrontation in the Rivers Assembly.