Wike Fails to Address Rivers State Assembly Arson Attack, Impeachment Plot

Wike Silent on Impeachment Plot Against Successor, Fubara

The former Governor of Rivers State and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has remained silent on the impeachment plot against his successor, Siminalayi Fubara.

FCT Minister Wike Keeps Mum on Rivers State Impeachment Saga

On Monday, the Rivers State House of Assembly began an impeachment process against Fubara, alleging gross misconduct and abuse of office. Twenty-four out of 32 members of the House signed the impeachment notice, which has since been served on Fubara.

Wike Fails to Address Rivers State Assembly Arson Attack, Impeachment Plot

In a related development, the assembly suspended the majority leader of the House, Hon. Edison Ehie, and three other lawmakers over an arson attack on the chamber of the House. Ehie is believed to be a strong supporter of the governor and is said to have frustrated the initial attempt to initiate impeachment proceedings against his ally.

Wike Yet to React to Impeachment Plot Against Successor

However, in a twist of events, Ehie emerged as the factional Speaker of the House and immediately suspended the principal officers of the assembly and the Chief Judge of the state, Simeon Amadi. All local government chairpersons in the state have also been reportedly sacked, while the state executive council has been said to be dissolved.

Wike’s Silence on Rivers State Impeachment Plot Worries Observers

As of the time of filing this report, the FCT minister has failed to respond to the arson attack on the House of Assembly and the impeachment plot against Governor Fubara. Wike’s silence on the matter has worried observers, who say that it could further destabilize the state.


The impeachment plot against Governor Fubara is a serious development that could have a significant impact on the state. It is unclear why Wike has remained silent on the matter, but it is hoped that he will soon issue a statement to address the concerns of the people of Rivers State.

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