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“We’ll resist them” – Rivers state govt warns APC against impeaching Fubara

The Rivers government has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC), over its call on the State House of Assembly, to immediately commence an impeachment process against Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

A statement by Joseph Johnson, Commissioner for Information and Communications, warned the APC lawmakers loyal to Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, against embarking on such a venture, stressing that any attempt to impeach the governor will be resisted by the Rivers people.

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, had at a press conference in Port Harcourt called on the lawmakers to boot out the governor via impeachment.

Okocha had said the impeachment call followed Fubara’s remarks that the Abuja peace accord reached by President Bola Tinubu, was a political deal lacking constitutional authority.

The commissioner said:

“They should not imagine embarking on it because Rivers people will resist them. Rivers people will resist them because it is even baseless to think of it.

“They are not fighting for legitimacy; they are only fighting for their own survival. On what plank will you put that? The law says you can’t put legality on illegality.

“As far as we are concerned, they do not even have the locus standi to do that. They should not even bother to start it because Section 109(g) has settled the case.

“If an Assembly member defects from his own party that brought him to power, you automatically lose his seat. They have done that and it is settled. Our Constitution is the grand norm.

“The court, the Supreme Court, is there to look at these elementary issues. There is also a subsisting judgment on this, so we don’t need a second opinion on whether we should respect them as Assembly members or not. The Supreme Court has already declared those seats vacant.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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