The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has described an alleged plot by six anti-Governor Rotimi Amaechi lawmakers to impeach him, as ridiculous and undemocratic.
The allegation came on the heels of denial by leader of the six lawmakers and member representing Ogu/Bolo Constituency in the House, Hon. Evans Bipi that they were plotting to remove the governor from office.
But, the APC, in a press release issued in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday, noted that the appointment of Justice Daisy Okocha as the Administrative Judge of the State by the National Judicial Council (NJC) was part of the sinister plot.
The party said it had it on good authority that the six lawmakers met at a private residence of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Old GRA, Port Harcourt, and would meet again on June 26, 2014, at Krisdera Hotels, Omoku, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the state, where they will pass a motion impeaching the governor.
The release, which was signed by Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, media aide to the state chairman of APC, warned that APC would not hesitate to commit Mr. Bipi, the self-styled speaker of the Assembly, to jail over the alleged plot.
He said: “A plot to use six renegade members of the Rivers State House of Assembly to embark upon an impeachment procedure against Governor Amaechi, the governor of Rivers State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has been brought to our notice. To us, this is ridiculous, the highest form of impunity, an invitation to anarchy and a booby trap which could truncate our nascent democracy.
“Sadly for them, we cannot accommodate or accept six confused lawmakers whose leader, Evans Bipi, representing Ogu/Bolo constituency, was cautioned by a state High Court to stop parading himself as a Speaker. Bipi is obviously playing with fire as he has been barred from parading himself as Speaker by a court of competent jurisdiction. He should also note that none of his undemocratic sponsors will come to his aid when he is committed to prison”, the statement said.