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I Was Offered Money To Impeach Fubara – Rivers Governor’s Aid, Ehie Confesses

Edison Ehie, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government, alleged he was offered money to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara but refused.

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I Was Offered Money To Impeach Fubara - Rivers Governor's Aid, Ehie Confesses
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Edison Ehie, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government, alleged he was offered money to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara but refused.

This refusal reportedly led to legal and political repercussions against him amid ongoing state political strife.

Edison Ehie, the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government, recently accused unnamed parties of attempting to bribe him into impeaching Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

VerseNews reports that during a rally in Ahoada East, Ehie, who is a former factional speaker of the State House of Assembly, revealed that he was offered substantial sums of money to carry out the impeachment but chose to reject it.

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“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,” Ehie said in a viral video clip from the rally.

This refusal, he claimed, led to his being declared wanted by the police last year following a turbulent period marked by an explosion at the state assembly building and his alleged involvement in an assembly invasion.

It was alleged that certain individuals with close ties to the governor were implicated in the incident.

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The Martin Amaewhule-led lawmakers had reportedly lodged criminal complaints against Ehie with the Rivers State Police Command regarding the invasion and arson of the Rivers State House of Assembly chambers by unidentified hoodlums.

Ehie’s allegations add another layer to the ongoing political turmoil in Rivers State, which has been exacerbated by tensions between Governor Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

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