Rivers Elders Warn Against Every Move To Remove Fubara as Governor


The Elders and Leaders Forum of Port Harcourt Rivers State has once again expressed its disapproval of the attempt by certain legislators to remove the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, using questionable court orders and no apparent cause.

The elders stated that they understood and rejected the rumors circulating on social media about Forum Shopping and Purchase of Legal Instruments outside of Rivers State causing a problem in the State and putting people’s lives and property in jeopardy. 

Justice Donatus Okorowo of Federal High Court 8 Abuja is expected to deliver a written decision on Monday regarding an EXPARTE application that Pro Wike former lawmakers secretly filed that night. The judge wants to stop the declaration of their seat vacant, which has already occurred, and also give them the authority to move in with the DSS and police to begin the illegal impeachment of Governor Fubara.

During its weekend meeting, the forum mocked the 27 MPs who left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) without consulting their voters.

In a communique jointly signed by the former Rivers State Governor, Chief Rufus Ada-George, Annkio Briggs, Prof Dagogo Fubara among others also called on President Nola Ahmed Tinubu to consolidate on the peace accord he started between Governor Sominalayi Fubara and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike.

The communique said  the forum reviewed the outcome of its previous meetings and follow up actions which include letters seeking audience with Governor Fubara, and Wike, which both men refused to honour.

“The Forum regretted that neither Governor Siminialayi Fubara nor Chief (Barrister) Nyesom Wike responded to our letters seeking for audience with each of them.

“The attempt to impeach the Governor of Rivers State barely about six months in office without explaining to the good people of the State, the reasons and infractions of law is UNACCEPTABLE”, the communique said.

It demanded that the state’s problems be thoroughly investigated and that those in charge be held accountable. 

In order for lawmakers to resume their legislative work as soon as possible at the permanent location, the elders and leaders forum asked the government to move quickly to restore the destroyed House of Assembly Complex.


Credit: Vanguard 

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