Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Monday visited the House of Assembly over the plot to impeach him, stating that he had done nothing wrong.
About 24 of 32 lawmakers led by their Speaker Martin Amaewhule signed the impeachment notice.
“Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment,” the governor said while addressing his supporters at the Assembly Complex.
He added, “Let me assure the people of Rivers that I will continue to ensure that you get the dividends of democracy. At the appropriate time I will address the press.”
The governor, who assured the people of the state of getting the dividends of democracy, said he would speak on the matter at the appropriate time.
Gunshots and teargas were fired within the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex on Monday as some lawmakers sat to begin the impeachment process.
The lawmakers also suspended the leader of the House, Edison Ehie, and some of their colleagues believed to be loyal to the governor.
The development occurred hours after a fire broke out at the Assembly Complex on Sunday night.
The impeachment move is believed to be connected to the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of the state.