April 17, 2024

Fubara Must Be Impeached for The Invasion of Rivers State House of Assembly!

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Executive Recklessness, Gov Fubara sandwiched by thugs

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By Editorial Board

On Sunday 29, October 2023, Rivers State Governor Simi Fubara was seen in series of horrific video leading rudderless crowd to the Rivers State House of Assembly.

He actually gained entrance into the hallowed chambers to inspect the havoc caused by fire, suspected to have been started to prevent his impeachment proceedings that was slated for the next day.

Many questions are begging for answers.

Gov Simi Fubara (arrowed)

Why did governor Fubara lead a mob of political thugs and jobbers to the Rivers State House of Assembly complex to disrupt a planned legitimate proceedings to impeach him?

The House of Assembly is not his office and whatever happens there is entirely the business of legislators.

Or perhaps, Fubara has not studied the Nigeria Constitution to school himself of what separation of power should be.

Would Fubara have allowed the Rivers State speaker to invade government house to prevent him from attending to his executive duties?

In addition, will Fubara also storm any of the courts in Rivers State to stop any trial or judgement involving him?

It is this executive rascality that has denied the legislature full financial independence in some states.

Today, in clear disregard of constitutional provisions, at least 31 governors are yet to concede financial autonomy to the legislative arm of government in their states.

Gov Simi Fubara in middle, amidst teargas smoke

The only states that have done so are Delta, Lagos, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, and they are all enjoying full financial independence.

In Edo State, the legislators had voted ‘Nay’ when the opportunity was tabled before the House of Assembly.

Interestingly, legislators in Edo have continued to play a demeaning role to the executive, including defending the refusal of the state governor to release their official vehicles five months after taking the relevant oaths.

Governor Fubara of Rivers State and his brother governors that enters into alliances to win elections, should learn that, an agreement is an agreement.

They must also be reminded that, there is no half way to democracy. The separation of power is the live wire of democracy.

In America, Donald Trump and his associates are on trial for their suspected role in the invasion of Capitol.

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The former US President has been charged with plotting to overturn his 2020 election defeat via citizens revolution.

He has been accused of four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the US, tampering with a witness and conspiracy against the rights of American citizens.

The indictment caps an inquiry into events which led up to the 6 January 2021 riot at the US Capitol – when supporters of Mr Trump stormed Congress in a bid to thwart the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

Governor Simi Fubara of Rivers State, South-South Nigeria has violated his oath of office and oath of allegiance as the Chief Security Officer of his state. His action no doubt, amounts to an invitation of anarchy which encouraged insecurity, breakdown of law and order.

Nigerians must rise in defense of the legislative arm of government, if not, let us kick democracy goodbye!

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