Bayelsa lawmakers deny impeachment plot against governor

By AdvocateNews on 20/01/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 313

Governor Douye Diri
Governor Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has denied reports that it is nursing an impeachment plot against Governor Douye Diri.

Reports lifted from some bloggers have gone viral in the last few days alleging that state lawmakers are plotting to move against Diri over unspecified allegations.

But the House Committee Chair on Information, Hon Tare Porri, in a press conference he addressed at the House of Assembly complex on Tuesday, described the reports of an impeachment plot as ‘unfounded, vexatious and targeted at distracting the House from its legislative duties.’

According to the state representative, the lawmakers have never contemplated an impeachment against the governor.

‘Let me for the umpteenth time on behalf of the leadership of the House of Assembly that the 6th House of Assembly has never at any point contemplated of carrying out an impeachment against our highly esteemed governor,’ Porri stated.

‘There is no feud between the House of Assembly and the Executive of government, The 6th Assembly is working very hard to consult with the executive in order to deliver dividends of democracy to our people. Rumours like this no doubt are targeted at distracting us but the Assembly would not be distracted and we are ever ready and determined to deliver on our mandate.’

Porri, who represents Ekeremor Constituency I in the state House of Assembly, said that the House has resumed legislative duties for the year and expressed confidence that it would work harmoniously with the executive and would not tolerate any distraction.

‘And as such we want to warn those detractors, those peddling unfounded rumours, those who think you can just wake up one day to accuse a House of Assembly made up of respected honourable members representing 24 constituencies; it is quite unfortunate that we have to grapple with this kind of situation in the state. Bayelsa has gone through a lot and this is the time for all of us to rally around the governor to deliver on his campaign promises.

‘We condemn in its entirety the unfounded rumour peddled around Bayelsa and beyond that the 6th Assembly has concluded plans to impeach Governor Douye Diri. We have never at any point contemplated the same and therefore the Assembly is working with the executive and in clear partnership and synergy with the governor. And we are supporting the governor in order to deliver his campaign promises.’

Posted 20/01/2021 04:11:50 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
South-East governors seek probe of alleged assassination attempt...

NCDC traces 6,000 contacts as COVID-19 cases rise...

I’ll be Imo gov, nobody can stop me...

Trump to detain migrants for long, mulls ending...

Court of Appeal declares Police Act unconstitutional, voids...

FG 'll not share private donations as palliative...

EFCC arrests 23 OOU students, 12 others for...

Anambra election: Fake electoral officer nabbed at INEC...

Covid-19 : Olori Janet Afolabi donates Facemasks to...

Osinbajo in Germany, says grand corruption Nigeria’s greatest...

NDDC fraud: Buhari Presidency, APC rotten — PDP...

Buhari fires up military to eliminate Boko Haram...

 

Latest News Nigerians’ll be shocked by those behind schoolgirls’ abduction, says Matawalle NDLEA arrests Algeria-bound trafficker with N1bn cocaine hidden in yogurt Bandits attack Kaduna again , kill seven persons Fulani herdsmen: DSS attack an attempt to assassinate me – Sunday Igboho My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank - Femi Adesina Govt, abductors negotiate, 317 Zamfara schoolgirls may be released today SEEDS OF DESTINY FEB 28, 2021: YOU ARE NOT AT THE MERCY OF THE ENEMY DSS arrests sacked Ganduje’s aide for demanding Buhari’s resignation Banditry, kidnappings: Nigerians have lost faith in Buhari – Northern Elders Student abductions: Buhari’s govt has failed Nigeria, says Soyinka Kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls released Jangebe schoolgirls yet to be rescued says Zamfara Govt.

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (55,495 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (41,777 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (35,964 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (34,340 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (34,304 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (34,028 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (33,213 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (33,146 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (32,350 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (32,247 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (30,966 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (28,490 views)

 

SECTIONS FAITH (73) EDITORIAL (14) NEWS (4,635) POLITICS (480) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (41) BUSINESS (343) HEALTH (48) EDUCATION (42) INTERNATIONAL (138) ENTERTAINMENT (31) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (39) LETTERS (3) OPINION (28)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.