PDP condemns pro-Wike lawmakers’ impeachment threat against Fubara

PDP condemns pro-Wike lawmakers’ impeachment threat against Fubara

The Peoples Democratic Party has slammed the Rivers State House of Assembly and the All Progressives Congress for attempting to stampede Governor Siminalayi Fubara to act outside the law.

The PDP described the renewed threat by the lawmakers to impeach Fubara as an embarrassment and a public nuisance to the state.

The state PDP Publicity Secretary, Sydney Gbara, said this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday.

Twenty-seven lawmakers loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory had on Sunday said they might revisit Fubara’s impeachment as a last resort to enforce their responsibilities and uphold the constitution.

The Speaker of the House, Martin Amaewhule, who read the text of a communique to newsmen, accused Fubara of acting unlawfully despite signing a presidential peace agreement in the heat of the political crisis in the state.

But the Rivers PDP Publicity Secretary, Gbara, called on the lawmakers to stop disturbing the peace of the state and allow Fubara to concentrate on governance and deliver his mandate to the people.

He said the legitimacy of the 27 lawmakers remained under question following their defection from the PDP to the APC.

Gbara said, “Those people were the first beneficiaries of the magnanimity and peaceful disposition of Governor Fubara by signing the lopsided peace accord despite a court of competent jurisdiction that recognised Rt. Hon Edison Ehie as the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, gave them a lifeline to still operate, because having defected to the APC without any crises in their PDP, their seats were vacant constitutionally.

“But to show how ungrateful they are, the several court cases querying their legality, seeking the interpretation of Section 109 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will settle the dust around them in due course. No matter how long they try to run away from it, justice must be served because they no longer represent their constituencies.

“Their actions are a total embarrassment to Rivers people and a complete show of public shame. The people elected them out of their goodwill, but they let those constituents down by pursuing a selfish agenda that has further plunged the state into crisis.

“The threats of impeachment are empty and cannot stand. It is selfish and their pursuit of personal aggrandisement which will be resisted by Rivers people.

“If they want to know what Rivers people think about them, they should go to the streets to seek the opinion of the masses.

“As far as we are concerned, they are operating illegally, hence, their illegal laws are inconsequential on Rivers people.”

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