PDP Accuses Rivers Assembly, APC of Pressuring Governor Fubara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the Rivers State House of Assembly and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly attempting to coerce Governor Siminalayi Fubara into acting outside the bounds of the law.

The PDP condemned what it termed as a renewed threat by the lawmakers to impeach Fubara, labeling it as both embarrassing and detrimental to the state.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday, the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Sydney Gbara, expressed dismay at the actions of the lawmakers aligned with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, who hinted at revisiting Fubara’s impeachment as a final measure to uphold their responsibilities and adhere to the constitution.

Gbara called upon the lawmakers, whom he claimed defected from the PDP to the APC without consulting their constituents, to cease disrupting the peace of the state and allow Fubara to focus on governance and fulfilling his mandate to the people.

He reminded the Amaewhule-led lawmakers that the issue of their legitimacy is currently under legal scrutiny.

Furthermore, Gbara accused the lawmakers of enacting regressive laws and making statements that hinder the growth and progress of the state.

The statement highlighted, “Their actions are a total embarrassment to Rivers people and a complete show of public shame.”

Gbara dismissed the threats of impeachment as baseless and self-serving, asserting that they will be met with resistance from the people of Rivers State.

Responding to allegations from the acting Chairman of the APC in the state, Chief Tony Okocha, that Fubara has not fully implemented the eight-point peace accord brokered by President Bola Tinubu, Gbara clarified that the matter is sub judice.

He emphasized, “Governor Siminialayi Fubara has implemented the peace accord faithfully in a manner consistent with the Nigerian Constitution. Any actions contrary to the law will not be entertained. Attempts to pressure Governor Fubara into unconstitutional actions will not succeed.”


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