The Rivers State House of Assembly faced further turmoil on Monday when they ousted Edison Ehie from his role as the majority leader.
Ehie, as per our sources, was a staunch ally of Governor Similanayi Fubara. It’s alleged that he obstructed the initial attempt to launch impeachment proceedings against the governor.
During an Assembly session in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Speaker Martins Amaehwule announced Ehie’s removal, citing his absence from assembly sittings as the reason.
Amaehwule noted that approximately 17 House members supported this change.
Simultaneously, security forces took control of the entire Assembly premises.
Unidentified arsonists deliberately set fire to the Assembly chamber, apparently in an effort to impede the impeachment process against the governor, who is reported to be at odds with his predecessor and the current Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike.