Gunshots as Lawmakers Begin Gov Fubara Impeachment


Rivers state House of Assembly witness gunshots as lawmakers begin impeachment move on Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Gov. Fubara is the first to witness impeachment move after after May 29 inauguration of about 27 new Governors in Nigeria.

There were gunshots and firing of teargas within the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex on Monday as some lawmakers sat to begin an impeachment process on Governor Siminalayi Fubara. 

About 23 lawmakers, including the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, who presided over the sitting, resolved to begin the process. 

The lawmakers also suspended the leader of the House, Edison Ehie, and some of their colleagues believed to be loyal to the governor. 

Recall that there was an explosion at the assembly complex on Sunday night as the  chamber was razed. 

Lawmakers immediately after the sitting, were seen at about 8:15am driving out of the Assembly with heavy security escorts.

Following the gunshot and firing of teargas, people ran helter-skelter as policemen chased people, including workers whose offices are located within the area.

There were also report of disagreement between Gov. Sim Fubara and his immediate predecessor, Nyesom Wike, the current FCT Minister.

Credit:  X | channelstv


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