Chaos In Rivers State House Of Assembly As “Five Lawmakers” Attempt To Impeach Speaker

Rivers House of Assembly Speaker, Otelemaba Amachree
By SaharaReporters, New York

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State today personally foiled an attempt to impeach the Speaker of the state House of Assembly.

The speaker, Otelemaba Amachree, had convened a session of the legislature in order to amend certain portions of the Rivers State budget. The session followed a prolonged crisis in the state caused by schemes by President Goodluck Jonathan to impeach Mr. Amaechi, who is deemed an impediment to the president’s ambition to seek a second term.

Two lawmakers loyal to Mr. Amachree told Saharareporters that speaker sensed there was trouble in the air after he sent letters summoning members to today’s session. “The speaker now sent a message to the state commissioner of police and the brigade commander and leader of the Joint Task Force to ask for security to enable the house [to] sit,” said one of the lawmakers.

The other legislative source added that, unknown to the speaker, five renegade members of the assembly loyal to President Jonathan had met with the commissioner of police overnight and arranged to come prepared to impeach the speaker. “When we arrived at the state assembly today, we were surprised to see a huge number of military men and well armed policemen,” said the source.

SaharaReporters learnt that trouble soon started as a member of the house, Evans Bapakaye Bipi, representing Ogu/Bolo constituency arrived with thugs, pounced on the house leaders, Michael Chinda and Chidi Lloyd, while the police and the military kept their distance.

Our sources said when Governor Amaechi heard of the fracas and the refusal of the police and members of the JTF to intervene, he rushed to the house with his aides and armed escorts and succeeded in rescuing members of the house loyal to him.

As the governor and the majority of the legislators were leaving the site of the mayhem, they discovered that five renegade members of the house empowered by President Jonathan had seized the mace. They then ran back to retrieve the mace from the minority group, our sources said.

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nice comments

guys, am enjoyn ur contributions. At least if a novice comes on this page, he leaves informed. But the attitude of using abusive language is uncalled for. It makes us to be like those thugs we castigate.Its more like intellectual discuss requiring your inputs not in terms of abuse. no one hz d right 2 use dirty language on others. in countries where they av respect for d rule of law, one could be sued. So i urged us to to b cautious and courteous. Lets b matured and talk like learned people

My dear brother, I totally

My dear brother, I totally agree with you

THE WARS OF 2015

I APPRECIATE ALL READERS WHO STOOD ON THE SIDE OF DEMOCRACY OVER THE RIVERS STATE HOUSE CRISIS.WHAT HAPPEN IS A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY AND INTERFERENCE FROM ABUJA.THIS WHOLE ISSUES STARTED WEN POSTERS OF LAMIDO/AMAECHI APPEAR IN ABUJA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVER 2015 ELECTIONS.OUR PRESIDENT SENSING A THREAT TO HIS SECOND TERM AMBITION GREW FURIOUS AND DEVICE ALL MEANS TO STOP AMAECHI.THIS IS ONE OF THEM.MANY MORE WILL COME.ITS JUST A SHAME THAT ABUJA SHOULD BE INVOLVE IN ALL OF THIS.WHILE NIGERIANS HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN N FORGIVEN GEJ OVER THE FUEL CRISIS OF JAN 2012,HE IS NOW PLAYING POLITICS WITH HIS BROTHERS IN RIVERS STATE.
AM EVEN SURPRISED AND AGWAST SEEING RIVERS POLITIANS (ELDERS) PAYING SOLIDARITY VISITS TO ABUJA INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SOLVE THE WHOLE ISSUE.ITS JUST A SHAME TO THE PRESIDENCY.THE NGF IS STILL FRESH IN OUR MINDS.ATLEAST WE ALL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BTW 16GOV AND 19GOV.I JOIN HANDS WITH GOV AMAECHI IN THIS TRYING TIMES AND WISH HIM WELL.

INSANITY..

This is insanity...In fact, no comments..dirty political game, why is the president is against some Governors who are not loyal to him. Does this man fit to rule

Speculation?

Did you just say,Speculation when you
Even know the fact?You are Shameless and
Bias.What did Amaechi do to you that you
Always talk ill of him?you know the truth
But you don't want to admit it?As long as
You falsify,your children will pay for it.
Fool!

amaechi caught on camera destroying D IDEALS OF democrazy in RS

@PEE, stop being very childish here-if you are having problem with people over the use of their tribal marks to identify themselves go do same 2 yr regional face-to enable u drive home your views on Amaechi-we are here because of hypocrites like u in Nigeria-here u are saying one thing and doing the opposite like Amaechis brother sonala! Is the story about 2015 or how PDP wld be chased out of River state in 2015? The crux of the matter concerns who invaded the house-the person who started the fight-and its very clear from all indication that it was the Wizard of the South south-Amaechi d hous boy of d fulanis who came with thugs-area boys from lagos state to destroy what remains of our nascent democracy-happily for us the voodoo video he supplied SR, with exposed his satanic plans against Jonathan-via d demonic acts of Chidi llyod-

@PEE, stop being very

@PEE, stop being very childish here-if you are having problem with people over the use of their tribal marks to identify themselves go do same 2 yr regional face-to enable u drive home your views on Amaechi-we are here because of hypocrites like u in Nigeria-here u are saying one thing and doing the opposite like Amaechis brother sonala! Is the story about 2015 or how PDP wld be chased out of River state in 2015? The crux of the matter concerns who invaded the house-the person who started the fight-and its very clear from all indication that it was the Wizard of the South south-Amaechi d hous boy of d fulanis who came with thugs-area boys from lagos state to destroy what remains of our nascent democracy-happily for us the voodoo video he supplied SR, with exposed his satanic plans against Jonathan-via d demonic acts of Chidi llyod-

SR community should beware of

SR community should beware of people that come to this site, perhaps sponsored, to mislead the public using fake names. They put heads together, knock ethnic heads together and generally cause confusion. Take for instance the uniform posts under the names Danjuma Lamido, Kevin Adegbenga and Adewale Kenny. A close observation will confirm these posts came from same person.

So, when you see a yoruba, igbo or hausa name in a blog, don't conclude that the blog has the imprimateur of members of the ethnic group. The way out is for people to always limit themselves to the issues involved. In this instance, the issue is whether 5 people can talk of impeaching a speaker in a 32 member Assembly. Nigerians must use 2015 to erase this PDP legacy in our governance

stupidity follows you

All you do is insult people whose opinion iris contrary is yours. Na wa too abi you be ameachi. Let opinions be freely expressed. You have heaRD OF FREEDOM of expression and opinions. It's in a little book called the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria

you stink

Honestly Mr anonymous your mouth stinks. You are the only one cursing people on this blog. Haba train your impulse to think before you act. Can't people express themselves?That is why this isa blog not a fraternity meeting. Honestly it's opinions like yours that embarrass online chatting

be informed

Which Egypt are you talking about have you not been wacthingbthe news Egypt is a crisis torn battlezone now pls don't 'be ignorant. Let's handle whatever ccrisis in rivers state how best we can and not make horrible comparisms

If it was Amechi , why then

If it was Amechi , why then is Bipi claiming that they impeached the speaker and that 16 people voted for him ? why does the video show him calling the president and the wife of the president ? why did they show him say bring the guns, when he pointed to the thugs behind him ? We really dont want to move forward as a country. We dont

Nonsense

Only an unlettered person will read speculation as fact and speak on it like fact. this is my first time on sahara reporters and this is disappointing. this is blight to journalism, apparently written by an inept apprentice. our politicians are cancelling themselves out. when they are done, sanity will return. this same speaker got to that seat via foul politicking. Sahara Reporters, when you report provide us with verifiable facts. if it is not verifiable, save us the crap. Dont just fill our itchy ears with moonlight tales.Must every tomfoolery linked with Amaechi be connected to Jonathan?

whatever fingers you have

whatever fingers you have pointed at Goodluck Jonathan is mere speculation. Whoever has gone ahead to speak folly about Jonathan based on this report is a clown. Amaechi is getting a taste of his own pills. Nemesis is beginning to catch up with our Politicians. This same speaker got to office by the impeachment of his predecessor. it should be noted that those chaampioning the anti-Amaechi cause used to be die-hard Amaechi loyalists. When the meat was fat, they were united, now there are too many people to share the once fat meat there is chaos. They'll naturally cancel themselves out and sanity will return.

Jonathan has failed us, he

Jonathan has failed us, he should go, instigating trouble n then travelling to china, can't even man up

Whatever happened to that sex

Whatever happened to that sex between Sanusi and Hajiya Yero? Has the husband of of Hajiya given up because Sanusi has money?

SR thi unfair reporting about

SR thi unfair reporting about PRESIDENT JONATHAN AND THE SOUTH SOUTH REGION is your undoing. Remeber the oil and gas resources for the SOUTH SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST has kept the country AFLOAT. The north had power for over 40 years! South south just 2 years and the parasites from the north and soth west are so impatient that they can give PRESIDENT EBELE JONATHAN a breathing space. Jonathan will surely complete his 8 years tenure if Nigerians wanty him. SR cant stop with your campaign of calunmy with your BOKOHARAM BROTHERS IN THE NORTH. N

Amaechi an unsung hero

President GEJ,may have succeeded in rubbishing Sylva and Ibori, but Amaechi is our only symbol of hope, our dimming light in the midst of a legion of wolves stands at the threshold of history to give this potentially great Nation another sincere opportunity to restart her fortune and give her a breather of hope, a fresh start from decades of incompetence, failed infrastructure, and corruption of epic dimensions

Bootlegs would've executed the coup plotters ...

...but they got away with broken skulls. I recognize the Speaker's anger, who wouldn't be upset? Army thugs would have summarily executed those thugs for attempting to snatch the Mace in broad daylight. Gov. Amaechi and the security personnel did a wonderful job by "peacefully" bringing the insurgency to an end ...kudos! Hopefully, Dr. Dumbo and his goons have learnt it takes a lot more than bottles of ogogoro to "charge" and attack a State Government, it requires careful planning executed with military precision. Drunks don't fight. However, since it happens all over the World, I think Chidi's actions reflects the do-or-die mantra of the PDP cabal representing Naija. Baboons and Dogs!

Wish it was Hippo that got her fat ass deflated. Wike is next. Dumbo's thugs are taking a blood bath down yonder and that serves them right ...I dey laff for kalabari !!

Our president is a

Our president is a clown...there is no greatness in him. Most of our governors are thugs. Nigeria can never experience the greatness of Egypt because we are all cowards born to be trampled upon by whoever can. Shame on us all

@DERI

At least u have been very steadfast in championing the cause of our people in the Niger Delta and that of our amiable president. I do agree with you when you said Amaechi has no election value. Even his friend in Ekiti has clearly distanced himself from him. This is certainly a cock and bull story. Because it was Amaechi and his secuirty who locked the 5 legislators out. That was what resulted in the fracas in the house.

shame on you, everybody knows

shame on you, everybody knows GEJ is backing these rascals but he will be shocked very soon,what happened in egypt will happened in nigeria soon.

DID THIS MORON CALLED GEJ GO

DID THIS MORON CALLED GEJ GO TO SCHOOL AT ALL? A BADLUCK TO A GREAT NATION

The video SR please report the truth

!https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zM9P9nxNMA8

If you think sahara reporters

If you think sahara reporters are not balanced in their news report then stop coming here

I don't have anything to say

I don't have anything to say regarding your comment. please watch this video and let us know if this is real or not.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM9P9nxNMA8

Deri, so you still dey! Well

Deri, so you still dey! Well done o! At least na career.

Amaechi will not fail

sorry Deri you are a fool

such a shame referring to

such a shame referring to Amaechi as having a boko haram status because he has joined forces with some northerners. Such sectionalism is wat is killing Nigeria. I am sure u think all northerners and their friends are boko haram too!!!!

Re GEJ Backing to lawlessness

Mark my word...the illegalities going on in Rivers will consume President GEJ...it may be too late for him.Lesson from Egypt.

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