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“A brazen call for anarchy” – PDP reacts to APC’s directive for Rivers lawmakers to impeach Fubara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to perish the thought of impeaching Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubura, describing it as an invitation to anarchy.

The APC caretaker committee chairman in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, had on Tuesday called on the state House of Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor.

But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, told the press in Abuja, yesterday, that the impeachment call was an attempt to forcefully remove a democratically elected governor.

The party noted that Okocha’s call confirmed an alleged desperation by the ruling party to “forcefully annex” the democratic rights of the people under the constitution.

Ologunagba added that members of the Rivers State House of Assembly have lost their seats in the legislative house, after they defected from the PDP on whose platform they were elected, to the APC.

“The unlawful directive by the Rivers State APC chairman to these individuals to commence an impeachment proceeding against the Governor is, therefore, a brazen call for anarchy as it amounts to an attempt to forcefully overthrow a democratic order in clear violation of section 1 sub-section 2 of the 1999 constitution (as amended).

“The PDP draws the attention of the Inspector General of Police to the subversive utterances of the APC chairman in Rivers State, which is capable of triggering crisis and derailing the democratic order in the country.

“The APC must perish the thought of forcefully taking over Rivers State, as such is a direct assault on the sensibility of the people, which will be firmly resisted.

“The APC chairman in Rivers State should come to terms with the fact that Rivers State is home to PDP and that the people of Rivers State are not ready to put their destiny in the hands of a corrupt, oppressive and anti-people special purpose vehicle like the APC,” he stated. 

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