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Chaos, Gunshots and Impeachment Drama Unfold in Rivers State House of Assembly

by Ikem Emmanuel
In a dramatic turn of events within the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex, chaos erupted on Monday as a group of lawmakers convened to initiate impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara. The heated atmosphere was marked by gunshots and the firing of teargas, creating a scene of turmoil and uncertainty.
Approximately 23 lawmakers, led by the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, gathered to kickstart the impeachment process. In a bold move, they also suspended the House’s leader, Edison Ehie, along with several colleagues who were perceived as loyal to the governor.
It’s worth noting that the Assembly had already experienced a significant incident the previous night when an explosion rocked the complex, resulting in the destruction of the chamber. This event set the stage for the intense developments that unfolded the following day.
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Immediately after the contentious sitting, at around 8:15 am, lawmakers made a hasty exit from the Assembly premises, accompanied by a heavy security escort. The urgency of their departure signified the tense atmosphere that had engulfed the legislative body.
As the gunshots and teargas filled the air, chaos reigned, and people scattered in all directions. The police were in pursuit, chasing not only lawmakers but also individuals, including office workers whose workplaces were situated in the vicinity. It was a day of turmoil and political upheaval within the Rivers State House of Assembly, leaving many questions and concerns in its wake.
The unfolding events in Rivers State serve as a reminder of the intense political dynamics that can play out within the legislative bodies of Nigeria and the potential impact on the state’s governance. The story continues to develop, with many eagerly awaiting the next chapters in this unfolding political drama.
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