“I Was Offered Money to Impeach Fubara”: Chief of Staff Ehie Spills As Wike Unveils Strategy

“I Was Offered Money to Impeach Fubara”: Chief of Staff Ehie Spills As Wike Unveils Strategy

  • At the moment, there is fresh tension in Rivers state as Bola Tinubu's peace deal has reportedly crumbled, and the plot to impeach Governor Fubara thickens
  • Things fell apart as Fubara ordered the relocation of the Rivers Assembly complex venue and insisted on not "worshipping man", whom he claimed worked for his emergence
  • Speaking at a political rally, a former factional speaker of the state assembly, Edison Ehie, revealed how he refused money to impeach the governor

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Edison Ehie, the chief of staff to Rivers state government, has alleged financial inducement as the impeachment plot against Governor Siminalayi Fubara thickens.

Fubara's aide makes disturbing revelation as Rivers crisis worsens
Edison Ehie said he was approached with money to facilitate Fubara's impeachment. Photo credit: Ehie Edison, Sir Siminalayi Fubara
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As reported by The Punch on Monday, May 13, Ehie claimed the was offered money to impeach Governor Fubara but did not disclose the identities of those who offered him money.

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As reported by Daily Trust, Ehie made this assertion while addressing a crowd at a rally held in Ahoada East area of Rivers state.

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Speaking on the purported plot to impeach Fubara, the former factional speaker of the state House of Assembly said:

“They invited me, your son, to impeach the governor and I told them clearly, I was not interested. They gave me all the money that was hidden before, which I rejected. And because I refused, they conspired and declared me wanted."

Impeachment: Wike linked to Fubara's recent ordeal

The impeachment plot against Fubara thickened in recent days as the immediate past governor of Rivers state and current minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, unveiled his strategy amid his feud with his successor, Governor Fubara.

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This came after the APC in Rivers state told lawmakers loyal to Wike to initiate impeachment proceedings against Fubara.

This move so far has stirred reactions from Wike and Fubara's loyalists and further worsened their rift.

Wike, who has been fighting Fubara for control of the state's political structure since 2023, claimed he made a mistake by "supporting" Sim Fubara's emergence as governor, emphasising that he is out to correct his "mistake".

Rivers crisis: Ex-PDP chairman Secondus blasts Wike

In a related development, Prince Uche Secondus, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Wike was the brain behind Governor Fubura’s political troubles.

The PDP leader, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday, May 11, said Fubara was being hounded by his political opponents for daring to prevent the looting of the state.

According to Secondus, the political crisis in Rivers state was orchestrated by those who demand unfettered access to the finances of the state, a demand the governor has refused to accept.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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