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Rivers PDP Describes 27 Lawmakers as Ingrates

The PDP in Rivers State claims legislators are operating an illegal Assembly.

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the 27 State House of Assembly members as ingrates, saying that they took the mandate of the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) without consulting their constituents.

This as the party has cautioned the 27 legislators to stop disturbing the peace of the State but allow the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara to concentrate on delivering dividends of his mandate to Rivers people.

In a statement signed by the PDP State Publicity Secretary, Sydney Gbara, he told the lawmakers to first address their legal status before threatening the governor on impeachment.

Gbara said the 27 lawmakers who defeated to APC following a political dispute between the governor and his godfather, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike have continued to make retrogressive laws and utterances that are inimical to the growth and development of the State.

He noted that while other State Houses of Assembly are making laws for the growth and development of their states and supporting their respective state  governments, they are busy displaying their selfish interest.

The PDP Publicity Secretary however, urged them to  bury their heads in shame, for resorting to acts of destabilisation and destruction.

“Those people were the first beneficiaries of the magnanimity and peaceful disposition of Governor Fubara by signing the lopsided peace accord despite a court of competent jurisdiction had recognised Rt. Hon Edison Ehie as the speaker of the Rivers State house of Assembly, which gave them a live line to still operate, because having defected to APC without any crises in PDP, their seats were vacant constitutionally. 

But now that they show how ungrateful they are, the several court cases querying their legality, seeking the interpretation of section 109 1g of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, will settle the dust around them in due course, no matter how long they try to run away from it, justice most be served because they no longer represent their constituencies. Their actions are a total embarrassment to Rivers people and a complete show of public shame.

The people elected them out of their good will, but they let those constituents down by pursuing selfish agenda that has further plunged the State into crises.The threats of impeachment is empty and cannot stand. It is selfish and their pursuit of personal aggrandisement which will be resisted by Rivers people”. 

He continued that “If they want to know what Rivers people think about them, they should go to the streets to seek the opinion of the masses. You are operating illegally, hence your illegal laws are inconsequential on Rivers people”.

PDP Spokesperson also regretted that “The founding fathers of the State would be crying for these young people, for allowing themselves to be used as agents of destabilisation of our State, the government and its people”, warning that posterity would not be kind to them for choosing the path of destruction rather than peace building.

Responding to allegations by Tony Okocha, the APC chairman in the state that Governor Fubara has not implemented the 8-Point Peace Accord brokered by President Bola Tinubu, said “Although we are not holding brief for the State government, but for the records, as a party let us for the umpteenth time, tell Tony Okocha that Governor Siminalayi Fubara has in his desire to further deepen peace in the State, implemented the Peace Accord faithfully and in such a manner that is allowed by the Nigerian Constitution. 

“As a law-abiding citizen, the Governor has implemented that Accord very religiously and any aspects that are not in tandem with the provisions of the law would not be implemented. So your attempt to try to stampede Governor Fubara into taking unconstitutional actions would not work”, Gbara added.

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