Friday, December 13, 2013

6 Rivers State To Hold Amaechi Impeachment Sitting Today

Six anti-Amaechi members of the Rivers state House of Assembly are planning to hold a plenary today to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor, fresh reports said.  
The faction, which enjoys the backing of President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, is currently developing a strategy aimed at accessing the sealed Assembly complex to hold its sitting, the Premium Times source said.

It was also learnt that the state police had agreed to provide cover for the lawmakers to hold their sitting.

Ahmad Muhammad, the spokesperson for the Rivers Police Command, refused either to deny or to confirm the allegation stating that he is currently in Lagos.

The leader of the lawmakers group, Evan Bipi, confirmed to journalists in a telephone interview that the meeting would take place today (Friday). 

"The police are asking for the court judgment before they will allow us sit but I’m currently talking to them. In a little while, lets say 10 a.m., we will proceed to the Assembly." 

"I took them to court and won so why should they try to sit there. That was why the police stopped them."

At the same time the deputy speaker of the Assembly, Leyii Kwani, said to the Premium Times journalists Friday morning that his group would resist any attempt by the police to allow the group to sit.

"We will not fold our arms and allow them to commit illegality. We will repeat what we did yesterday by trying to sit too. If the police do not allow us to enter the Assembly, we will sit outside. If that does not work, we will move elsewhere to continue our sitting."

It would be recalled that the police had on Thursday disrupted a sitting of pro-Amaechi lawmakers.

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