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Gov Fubara Foils Attempt To Assassinate Him, Condemns Burning Of Assembly Complex

...Asks Disgruntled Lawmakers To Show Justification For Impeachment Plot

Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, foiled an attempt by some compromised police officers who shot at him intending to kill while he visited to assess the extent of damages done in the aftermath of the bombing of the State House of Assembly complex by some hoodlums.

Sir Fubara, who had visited the complex, was greeted by well-meaning Rivers youths on Monday. He described as unfortunate the attempt by some disgruntled persons to forcefully take over control of the assembly and condemned the burning of sections of the building of such an important public institution built with taxpayers’ money.

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“The truth is that everybody who knows me knows that I am a peaceful person. I can never, ever, even if I am aware that there is a plot to impeach me for whatever reason, be part of such destruction.

“I am worried that a facility like this that we used taxpayer money to build will be destroyed for selfish reasons just to please somebody. From what I have seen, even the security is compromised because they were shooting at me directly. The DC operations was shooting at me,” the governor emphasised.

Governor Fubara described as null and void any illegal legislative actions that have been taken by some members who held a purported plenary session and said, “Let it be on record; whoever masterminded the attack at the assembly is trying to divert attention.”

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Addressing Rivers youths, Governor Fubara commended them for standing up to protect the interests of Rivers State and said he is not scared of impeachment, but such action had to be properly explained and justified.

“If Siminalayi Fubara is impeached, I won’t be the first, nor will I be the last. But what is important is that any attempt that is not justified will be resisted. Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence that I have committed to warrant impeachment.

“But my happiness this morning is that the people of Rivers State, represented by every one of you here, are with us. I can go home and sleep. Let me assure Rivers people that we will continue to defend them, protect you people, and ensure that they will enjoy the dividends of democracy.”

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