Tensions Rise as Rivers State Governor Holds Crisis Meeting with Lawmakers

Rivers State Governor Holds Emergency Meeting Amid Impeachment Speculations

In a swiftly convened emergency meeting, Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has gathered with some lawmakers from the Rivers State House of Assembly.

The meeting has raised concerns about a potential move to impeach the governor, as tensions have been escalating due to his alleged falling out with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

Meeting Attendees Include Suspended House Leader

Adding intrigue to the situation, the suspended leader of the House, Edison Ehie, is also present at this high-stakes meeting.

Edison Ehie, a prominent supporter of Governor Similanayi Fubara, was suspended just days ago due to his alleged involvement in an arson attack on the assembly.

Furthermore, he had been a significant obstacle to the initial attempts to initiate impeachment proceedings against the governor.

Speaker Announces Removal of Majority Leader

During a legislative session earlier this week, Speaker Martins Amaehwule made a pivotal announcement regarding Edison Ehie’s removal as the majority leader.

This decision was influenced by Ehie’s absence from assembly sittings and his alleged involvement in the arson attack.

Amaehwule stated that around 17 members of the House supported this action.

Meeting’s Connection to Ongoing Political Crisis

The emergency meeting’s timing is evidently linked to the ongoing political crisis gripping the state.

The specific reason for this gathering remains undisclosed, leaving room for speculation and concern regarding the future of the state’s political landscape.


The situation in Rivers State appears to be in a state of flux, with political tensions running high.

The governor’s hasty meeting with lawmakers, including the suspended house leader, implies that the current crisis may be deepening.

While the reason for the meeting remains undisclosed, it’s clear that the specter of impeachment looms large over the proceedings.

The coming days will likely provide more clarity on the situation and its potential impact on the state’s political stability.

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