CONTRARY to the position of the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Otelemaba Amachree, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has no plan to impeach Governor Chibuike Amaechi. The state party chairman, Felix Obuah, who declared this yesterday, said the claim by Amachree that a fake mace had been smuggled into the state to enable five members of the House hold an emergency session was aimed at misleading the public.
While addressing members of the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Peoples Forum led by Ibe Eresia-Eke, Oduah observed that some party members in the state were aggrieved and that his primary mission was to unify all contending groups. Obuah was declared the chairman of the party last month by an Abuja High Court which sacked the Godspower Ake-led state executive of the party said to be pro-Amaechi.
The chairman’s suspension of 27 out of the 32 members of the State House of Assembly from the PDP and declaration of their seats vacant as well as the issuance of a 48-hour ultimatum to Amaechi to explain the status of the state’s Bombardier BD 700 Global Express jet, had generated anxiety of a possible ploy to impeach the governor.