As plot thickens to impeach the Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all actors in the disagreement in the state to sheathe their swords and allow for peaceful and amicable resolution of the crisis.
PDP spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, made this known in a statement today, about 24 hours after the Rivers State House of Assembly launched impeachment proceedings against the governor.
The governor is accused of acts of gross misconduct unbecoming of his office.
The Assembly Complex was turned to a confusion theatre after fire gutted a section on Sunday night and the attendant drama that occurred on Monday morning with the removal of principal officers in the Assembly as gunshots rent the air.
Fubara had stormed the Complex yesterday to see the level of the damage and alleged that he was shot at by the police, an allegation the police said was being probed.
In its statement, the PDP NWC urged all party members and supporters to be calm and assured them that it has “commenced processes, using the Party’s internal conflict resolution mechanisms to ensure that all matters and areas of disagreement are addressed”.
“The NWC therefore charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and members of our great Party in Rivers State to close ranks, unite and focus on the onerous task of governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to the people,” the statement reads.
There have been unconfirmed reports of a rift between Fubara and his predecessor Nyesom Wike who is now Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister. Both men met at the Aso Villa in Abuja today.