Tinubu’s peace deal pays off as lawmakers withdraw impeachment notice against Fubara

Siminalayi Fubara

Rivers State House of Assembly has withdrawn the impeachment notice earlier sent to Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

This comes after President Bola Tinubu brokered a peace deal between Fubara and his predecessor Nyesom Wike who is now minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Tinubu met with Fubara, Wike and former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, in Aso Villa on Monday and got the warring duo to sign an eight-point document, one of which was that state lawmakers would immediately withdraw impeachment move against Fubara.

The legislators gathered in Port Harcourt on Wednesday solely to focus on the withdrawal of the impeachment notice against Fubara.

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They announced their decision to withdraw in a notice read on the house floor, citing respect for the President as the reason behind their move.

The conflict between Fubara and Wike split lawmakers in the House, with 27 of them decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a series of events that unfolded during the feud, parallel sittings emerged, an impeachment plot against the governor was uncovered, the Assembly complex was demolished, and a wave of resignations swept through the cabinet of pro-Wike commissioners in Fubara’s cabinet.