Sara-Igbe Asserts: Tinubu Lacks Power to Reinstate 27 Rivers Lawmakers

In a recent statement, Sara-Igbe, the National Coordinator of the South-South Leadership Forum, emphasized that the 27 lawmakers from Rivers State are now viewed as illegitimate under the law.

The political turmoil in Rivers escalated with the emergence of a new Speaker, backed by two Assembly members loyal to Governor Siminalayi Fubara, amidst efforts to impeach him by pro-Wike lawmakers who switched allegiance to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sara-Igbe underscored that these lawmakers lack the authority to impeach Governor Fubara, asserting their status as impostors under legal scrutiny. Speaking on Arise TV, Sara-Igbe challenged the legitimacy of their actions, criticizing their disregard for legal processes and citing their defection as grounds for their disqualification from the Assembly.

He highlighted the judicial process undertaken by Rivers State elders, including himself, to challenge the lawmakers’ legitimacy. Expressing disappointment with the judicial handling of the case, he stressed the need for adherence to the rule of law and urged the lawmakers to await judicial interpretation.

Furthermore, Sara-Igbe condemned attempts by external forces, including President Tinubu, to influence the state’s affairs, asserting that such interference undermines democratic principles. He emphasized that the lawmakers’ actions were unlawful, as their seats had been declared vacant by a competent court, and they failed to appeal the decision.

In conclusion, Sara-Igbe reaffirmed the resolve of Rivers State citizens to uphold legality over illegality, cautioning against further attempts to subvert the democratic process.

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