ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has warned that any attempt to remove him through impeachment that is not justified will be resisted.
Governor Fubara spoke while addressing his supporters in Port Harcourt on Monday on the plans by the state Assembly to impeach him, saying that he did not commit any offence to warrant impeachment.
“Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment“, he said.
Earlier, voiceofnaija.ng reported that there was a crisis in the Rivers Assembly amidst plans to impeach Fubara.
Also, it reported that the House on Monday removed its leader, Edison Ehie, from his position as the Leader of the State House of Assembly.
The House members led by their Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, served an impeachment notice on Fubara before they fled for safety as tear gas was fired outside the Complex.
Addressing his supporters, who protested the development outside the Assembly Complex, the Governor said he had not done anything to warrant an impeachment proceeding by the Assembly.
The development occurred hours after a fire broke out at the Assembly Complex on Sunday night.
The Governor said, “We wake up this morning with a very troubling news. We have gone to the assembly to see for ourselves what has happened. On my way there I was shot directly by the OC Operation but it didn’t matter, somebody would die one way or the other.
“Either you die inside your house or you die on the road by something. But my journey today is whatever it is that want to happen, let it happen.
“If Siminalayi Fubara is impeached, I am not the first neither will I be the last. I am saying if it happens but what is important is any attempt that is not justified will be resisted. Let them come out and tell Rivers people that offence that I have committed.
“That is what I want, to come out and tell the people of Rivers state that the offence that Fubara committed that is warranting impeachment. But my happiness this morning is you the people of Rivers State represented by everyone you here are with us. I can go home and sleep.
“Let me assure you people that we will continue to defend you people. We will protect you people and you will enjoy the dividend of democracy. Let me thank you once again, at the appropriate time I will address the press.”