Monday, 3 March 2014
Rivers House of Assembly Alleges Plot To Impeach Governor Amaechi, Destabilize State
The leadership and members of the Rivers State House of Assembly say they have unveiled a plan by “Abuja” to falsely impeach the Speaker and Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Under the plan, “varied responses” will be used to create chaos and eventually provide opportunity to introduce Emergency Rule in Rivers State, the Speaker of the House, Otelemaba Amachree, said in a statement.
The “dangerous moves,” he alleged, are being led by the Felix Obuah-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr. Amachree also announced that the leadership of the House has been reliably informed that a fake mace has been smuggled into the state to enable five members of the house hold an emergency session despite the house having adjourned indefinitely on April 23.
“Furthermore, there are strong indications that some persons have been detailed exclusively to create systemic collapse of security in the state, putting lives and property in danger,” the statement said. “This is undemocratic, unacceptable and a complete violation of the mandate that the good people of Rivers State have vested on us.”
It would be recalled that last weekend, the National Civil Aviation Authority banned Governor Amaechi from flying his executive jet in the country. On Friday, he had temporarily been stopped from flying out of Akure airport.
Two days ago, 27 of the 32 legislators in the State, who are loyal to the governor, were suspended by the new PDP leadership of Mr. Obuah and their seats immediately declared vacant.