Five Lawmakers Impeach Rivers Assembly Speaker, Replace Him With Patience Jonathan’s Younger Brother
Five lawmakers of the Rivers State House of Assembly, loyal to the Nyesom Wike camp of the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, believed to have the backing of the presidency has Impeached the Assembly Hon. Otelema Amachree.
The lawmakers also suspended 16 of the Assembly members believed to be loyal to Governor Rotimi Amechi of Rivers state.
A new Speaker, Hon Evans Bipi woo is said to be the younger brother of the President’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan was elected to replace the impeached Speaker.
The impeachment of Amachree and the subsequent election of Bipi took took place at the State House of Assembly complex after hoodlums and some members attacked principal officers of the House, with an assortment of weapons.
The impeachment of the Speaker is believed to be a move to pave way for the impeachment of the the state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi who is at daggers drawn with the Presidency.
Ameachi has been at logger head with the President since rumours of his perceived interest to run as Vice-Presidential candidate to Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state became public.
He also contested and won the Nigerian Governors’ Forum election against the wish of the President.
The NGF has since been divided into two factions with Governor Amaechi leading one faction and hois Plateau state counterpart, Jonah Jang leading the other.
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