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More drama in Rivers as state assembly suspends chief judge

More drama in Rivers as state assembly suspends chief judge
October 30
17:13 2023

The Rivers state house of assembly has suspended Chibuzor Amadi, chief judge of the state.

The suspension was reportedly carried out by members of the assembly loyal to Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state.

Fubara was reportedly directed to appoint an acting chief judge immediately.

The development is the latest to unfold in the chaos that has trailed the rumours of attempts to impeach Fubara.

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Earlier, a fire had gutted a section of the assembly complex and the main chamber.

On Monday, the house removed its leader, Edison Ehie, allegedly as part of the plot to impeach the governor.

All local government chairpersons in the state have also been reportedly sacked while the state executive council has been said to be dissolved.

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A defiant Fubara breezed into the house of assembly complex earlier in the day after addressing a horde of youths outside the government house.

Teargas fumes and water cannons from the police enveloped the governor’s convoy as he made his way to the complex.

“Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment,” the governor said outside the assembly complex.

The recent drama comes amid speculations of a rift between Fubara and Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of the state and current minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).
Efforts to reach Boniface Onyedi, Fubara’s spokesperson, were not successful as he did not respond to calls or texts sent to his mobile phone.

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