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Impeachment Saga: Nigeria Civil Service Union NCSU Threatens Showdown, Set To Mobilize Workers, CSOs Against Rivers Lawmakers

The Rivers state Political atmosphere have continued to generate mixed reactions.

The  Civil servants says they  will call for protest against those they claimed are threatening the peace of the state.

this is coming after the recent threat by the 27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara over alleged constitutional breaches, the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) called on civil servants in the State, Civil Society Organisations, labour unions and well-meaning Rivers people and Nigerians to get ready for action, to stop the lawmakers from truncating and destroying democracy in the State.

The Rivers State Chairman of NCSU, Comrade Chukwuka Richman Osumah, who made the call while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, said the union members would no longer fold their arms and watch those he described as defected lawmakers to hold the State to ransom.

He said the threat by the lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings against the Governor is a joke taken too far, and urged workers, members of Civil Society Organisations and other Rivers people to be ready to troop out to the streets, whenever they are called upon, to defend and protect democracy in the State.

According to him, it is high time President Bola Ahmed Tinubu called to order the 27 lawmakers loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, and prevail on them to embrace peace, in order to safeguard, preserve and maintain the relative peace existing in the State.

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Osumah, however, opined that the impeachment threat against Governor Fubara is dead on arrival, as it would not see the light of the day, since the people of the State are solidly behind the Governor, and urged the lawmakers to tread with utmost caution, in order not to throw the State into lawlessness and pandemonium.

The labour leader further indicated that he is really shocked over the studied silence being maintained by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum( NGF) over what is playing out in Rivers State, and urged the Governors (NGF) to step out from the fence and defend their colleague, in the face of the lingering political crisis in the State.

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Osumah equally enjoined Governor Fubara not to be perturbed and distracted by the impeachment threat against him, as well as the shameless antics of the lawmakers, who are hellbent on throwing the State into political turmoil.

He said what Rivers people need today more than anything else are peace, good governance and sustainable development, with their welfare and wellbeing being given top priority, as being championed, demonstrated and envisioned by the Governor Fubara administration.

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