Nobody can bribe us with oil fields to impeach Amaechi, say Rivers lawmakers


rotimi_amaechi2TWENTY-SEVEN of the 32 lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly on Thursday vowed that they would resist any attempt by anybody to impeach Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

In a resolution entitled ‘Our Stand’ which they signed, they declared that not even the allocation of oil fields, as reported by some newspapers, can force them to impeach the governor.

The resolution reads: “We have observed with consternation dangerous rumours making the rounds, even appearing on the pages of National Dailies that we, the 27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, have been financially induced to impeach His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, C.O.N, Governor of Rivers State, and Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we make bold to categorically state as follows:

“That we have not and will not receive any pecuniary gratification or marginal oil fields

“That we are united in our resolve to commit our unalloyed loyalty to His Excellency , Rt. Hon. Chibuike R. Amaechi , Governor and the people of Rivers State.

“That we the undersigned do not contemplate the impeachment of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike R. Amaechi as an option.

“We reiterate our LOYALTY to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Leader of our Great Party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)”.


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