The President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) World Wide Benjamin Okaba has alleged a plot by the Rivers State House of Assembly to recommence impeachment proceedings against Governor Simi Fubara of Rivers State.
But he vowed that the group would resist any move in that direction.
Briefing journalists in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Benjamin alleged that the recent call by the Tony Okocha-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to Rivers State House of Assembly to probe Governor Fubara over alleged misappropriation of funds is all geared towards reawakening the impeachment proceedings.
“Rumours abound and signs are palpable that this entire macabre dance is for the Rivers State House of Assembly to proceed with an Impeachment Notice on the Governor, should he be confrontational,” he said.
“This if carried out will not be tolerated or accepted by the Ijaw Nation across the Niger Delta and beyond. The Ijaw National Congress, therefore, wish to restate that ours is to sue for peace, and therefore, ask for serious caution.”
He alleged the 10th Assembly is abusing its powers by trying to regulate interim appointments made by the Governor as it is within Fubara’s rights to make such appointments.
The INC President said the Ijaw nation has supported other tribes and expects the same support now that their son is governor.
“This plea for restraint is not from a position of weakness but from a position of advanced knowledge and education. Nobody can define the path of any lit fire and indeed no one can define the direction of a lit fire on a harmattan grass lawn,” the INC leader added.