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Group urges Rivers lawmakers to withdraw impeachment notice against Fubara

A group, the Coalition of Rivers State Leaders of Thoughts, has called on the lawmakers of the Rivers State House of Assembly behind the impeachment notice on Governor Siminalayi Fubara to immediately withdraw it.
The coalition also called on the Inspector General of Police to launch an investigation into the role policemen played during the political crisis.
The coalition said this in a statement deposed to by its Convener, Chief Sunnie Chukumele; and Secretary, Josiah Onoriode, and sent to our correspondent.
The group comprising opinion moulders, elders and leaders of thoughts from diverse backgrounds in the state, describe the burning of the hallowed chamber of the stated legislature and the attempt to impeach the governor as embarrassing.
The statement reads, “We have observed with very keen interest and worry the ugly political developments and trends in our dear state since Monday, October 30, which manifested with the perpetration of acts of arson that led to the burning down of the hallowed Chamber of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
“Also, the narrow escape from death of the Governor, His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, on his way to assess the extent of the damage of the chamber of the complex, the cascading events of impeachment and counter-impeachment of the leadership of the House, and the vexing news of the impeachment notice served on the governor of the state by a faction of the Rivers State legislators. All these are very regrettable, including the news of the death of a youth who was attracted out by the upheaval.”
The coalition, however, commend the quick intervention and fatherly mediatory roles of President Bola Tinubu on the matter, which it said, had thrown up the name of the Fubara’s predecessor and now Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom Wike, as an interested party.
The coalition however took a swipe on the roles of a section of the People Democratic Party elders in the state played in the matter.
The coalition expressed dismay that the elder took sides and “wantonly vilifying” the incumbent governor.

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