Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has declared that the ongoing plot by leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to impeach him for defecting to the All Progressives Congress would fail.
Amaechi, who spoke through the Chief of Staff Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, said he had not committed any impeachable offence, describing the alleged plot as senseless and unnecessary and that the PDP would not be able to persuade the state lawmakers to impeach him.
The governor said on Sunday that he already had 26 members of the State House of Assembly that were on his side and pointed out that it would be difficult for the remaining five lawmakers in the House to remove him from office.
He said, “It is very impossible for the governor to be impeached. The impeachment plot, if it is real will definitely fail. How can five lawmakers impeach a governor in a House of 31 members?
“They (PDP) are groping in the dark and they will soon realise that they are embarking on a wild goose chase because not even one of the 26 lawmakers will listen to any impeachment plot.”
Also speaking, the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assemby, Mr. Leyii Kwanee, said that none of the 26 members of the State House of Assembly would bow to any pressure to impeach Amaechi.
He said, “Rivers State is already a bad market for any committee that will come to persuade us (lawmakers) to impeach the governor.
“We, the pro-Amaechi lawmakers are obligated to support him (Amaechi). What the governor is doing is to protect the future of the people. It is for the future of Rivers State.
“Some people have been talking about brotherhood from the South-South. But politics is about interest and not brotherhood. The lawmakers in Rivers State will never succumb to any pressure to remove their governor.”
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