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Impeachment Saga: Rivers Councilors Threaten To Occupy Assembly Complex

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, (THEWILL) –The National Councilors Forum of Nigeria, Rivers State chapter has threatened to occupy the Rivers State House of Assembly, if the five legislators opposed to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi go ahead to continue in the house business after alleging to have appointed their own Speaker and principal officers.

Speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Chairman of the forum, Hon. Lesor Nwigbaranee while reacting to the news of the purported impeachment of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Dan Amachree, said the forum is in touch with its members and would not allow anybody no matter how highly placed to destabilize the state and cause anarchy.

He said Rivers people are peace loving people going about their business and making giant strides in development.

He wondered why some disgruntled politicians would put a spanner in the wheel of progress.

He said the forum would adopt civil disobedience, which is acceptable in a democracy to fight injustice, and flagrant disregard tot the rule of law.

He said they would mobilize themselves at their peril, with their sleeping materials, to prevent the anarchy that is looming in the state.

He urged the people of Rivers state to unite and condemn the rape of democracy adding that the stage is set for a scripted state of emergency.

He wondered why neighbouring states in the Niger Delta are peaceful and Rivers state is selected to be overheated.

He said politics should not divide us as Rivers people and that it is only a means of controlling the apparatuses of the state.

"Head or tail, we are Rivers people", he said.

He advised well meaning Nigerians to caution the perpetrators of this evil and warned that it was a similar action in Western Nigeria in the 1960s that led to the collapse of the first republic and pointed out that democracy is for the benefit of everybody.

"And we should rise up as a nation to condemn what is going on in Rivers State," he said