Faceoff: Eyewitnesses Give Different Accounts Of Rivers Assembly Fight

Channels Television  
Updated July 24, 2013

Two persons present at the Rivers State House of Assembly when the fight among lawmakers occurred have given different account of what transpired on 9 July 2013.

While a former councillor in Ogobo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Solomon Ogolo, who was at the House when the fracas occurred insisted that a group of five lawmakers led by Evans Bipi duly impeached Otelemaba Dan Amachree as speaker of the house, a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Victor Amadi, said this testimony was incorrect.

Both men who were guest on Channels Television’s programme, Faceoff, examined if the clashed in the House of Assembly was a result of the failure of governance in Rivers state.