The 24 legislators who started the process of impeaching Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara have been summoned to explain their actions.
The governor said that he was the target of an attempted murder by “some compromised police officers,” who fired live bullets at him with the intent to kill.
According to Fubara, it occurred during his visit to evaluate the degree of the damage caused by the bombing of the State House of Assembly complex by some hoodlums.
Speaking to thousands of young people at the government house gate, Fubara declared the lawmakers' attempt to impeach him to be a scam. He declared that the legislative action was unlawful.
The governor expressed his gratitude to them for standing up for Rivers State's interests and stated that while he is not afraid of impeachment, such action must be fully justified and explained.
“Let it be on record; whoever masterminded the attack at the Assembly is trying to divert attention.
“If Siminalayi Fubara is impeached, I won’t be the first, neither will I be the last. But what is important is that any attempt that is not justified will be resisted.
“Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence that I have committed to warrant impeachment.
“But my happiness this morning is that the people of Rivers State represented by every one of you here are with us.
I can go home and sleep. Let me assure Rivers people that we will continue to defend them, protect you people and ensure that they will enjoy the dividends of democracy.”
Fubara, who had visited the complex on Monday with young people from Rivers, called the attempt by a few disgruntled individuals to seize control of the assembly by force disappointing.
Additionally, he condemned the destruction of portions of the structure of a significant public institution that was funded by taxpayers.