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Rivers APC Accuses Governor Fubara of Plotting to Halt State’s Legislative Functions

APC’s Caretaker Chairman in Rivers State has accused Governor Fubara of plotting with judges to declare illegal legislative actions illegal.

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has raised the alarm that Governor Siminalayi Fubara was seeking to procure injunction from yet to be identified court to stop members of the State House of Assembly led by Martin Amaewhule, from performing their constitutional functions and to declare all their actions illegal.

Caretaker Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Chief Tony Okocha, who stated this yesterday, at a press conference, in Port Harcourt, said the alleged plot was in connivance with some judges in the state.

He threatened to petition the judges to the National Judicial Council (NJC), while vowing that his party would sternly resist such actions.

Okocha alleged that the purported plan by the state governor is inimical to democratic tenets, adding that his party will move to protect the 27 lawmakers of the House who are members of his party.

“I want to use this medium to inform Rivers people and Nigerians of the move by the Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara to procure interim orders from judges I may not name here but will name them in my petition to the NJC.

“He wants to secure interim orders to stop the implementation of laws he was vetoed. He wants to procure orders to announce as illegal, the Rivers State House of Assembly as constituted and as led by Rt. 

“He’s now doing that so that he would leverage on that order to appoint caretaker committees for local governments against the warning of the man  that he says he respects (Mr President). 

“But let’s put it clearly here that we would stoutly resist such negative subterranean moves because we want to protect the integrity and dignity of Rivers State. If the government of Siminalayi Fubara tends towards intransigence then he will meet with civil disobedience,” Okocha stated.

Blessing Ibunge

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