Leadership (Abuja)

23 June 2014

Nigeria: Plot to Impeach Amaechi Still On - APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has alleged that the plot by six members of the State House of Assembly loyal to the supervising minister of education, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, to impeach Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is still going on.

The leader of the six lawmakers and member representing Ogu/Bolo Constituency in House, Hon. Evans Bipi, had last weekend denied media reports that they were plotting to impeach the governor.

But, the APC, in a press release issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, alleged the appointment of Justice Daisy Okocha as the Administrative Judge of the State by the National Judicial Council (NJC) was part of the plot.

The party said it had it on good authority that the six lawmakers met at a private residence of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Old GRA, Port Harcourt, and would meet again on June 26, 2014, at Krisdera Hotels, Omoku, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the state, where they will pass a motion impeaching the governor.

The release, which was signed by Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, media aide to the state chairman of APC, described the plot to impeach the governor as not just 'ridiculous, and the highest form of impunity, but an invitation to anarchy and a booby trap which could truncate our nascent democracy."

The release reads in part: "That six rebel troublemakers in a House of 32 lawmakers should talk of impeaching a sitting Governor is not only absurd, undemocratic but illegal," describing the move as AN evil scheme against the people of Rivers State.

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