Siminalayi Fubara, the beleaguered governor of River State, has stated that he has done nothing to merit the state House of Assembly impeaching him.
Just after the House members assembled under the direction of Speaker Martin Amaewhule to start the impeachment process against him, Fubara made this statement on Monday while speaking to his supporters at the Assembly Complex.
The governor told his supporters at the Assembly Complex, “Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment.”
“Let me assure the people of Rivers that I will continue to see to it that you receive the benefits of democracy,” he continued. I’ll speak to the media at the proper moment.
The governor promised the state’s citizens they would reap the benefits of democracy and promised to address the issue when it was opportune.
As some members gathered to start the impeachment process of Governor Siminalayi Fubara, there were earlier reports of gunfire and the use of tear gas within the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex.
Along with Edison Ehie, the head of the House, the parliamentarians also suspended a few of their fellow lawmakers who they felt were close to the governor.
This happened a few hours after the Assembly Complex caught fire on Sunday night.