BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT—ALL Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, has described an alleged plot by six lawmakers opposed to the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi to impeach him, as ridiculous and undemocratic.
Media aide to the state Chairman of the party, Chief Chukwu Eze, said the party had uncovered an alleged plot by the six lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings against the governor at a private hotel, adding that it would not hesitate to commit Mr. Evans Bipi, a factional Speaker of the Assembly, to jail over the alleged plot.
He said: “A plot to use six renegade members of the Rivers State House of Assembly to embark upon an impeachment procedure against Governor Amaechi, the governor of Rivers State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has been brought to our notice. To us, this is ridiculous, the highest form of impunity, an invitation to anarchy and a booby trap which could truncate our nascent democracy.
“Sadly for them, we cannot accommodate or accept six confused lawmakers whose leader, Evans Bipi, representing Ogu/Bolo constituency, was cautioned by a state High Court to stop parading himself as a Speaker. Bipi is obviously playing with fire as he has been barred from parading himself as Speaker by a court of competent jurisdiction. He should also note that none of his undemocratic sponsors will come to his aid when he is committed to prison.”