The Rivers State House of Assembly, presided over by Speaker Martins Amaewhule, withdrew the impeachment notice served on Governor Siminalayi Fubara during its 89th sitting in Port Harcourt, the state capital, yesterday.
The withdrawal of the impeachment notice was in accordance with one of the eight-point resolutions reached during a peace meeting initiated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday in Abuja.
Reading a letter signed by 24 members on the floor of the Assembly, Speaker Amaewhule recalled that on October 30, he had presented a Notice of Impeachment, signed by the 24 members of the Assembly, to the governor.
The Speaker noted that the impeachment notice, pursuant to Section 188 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, was based on alleged gross misconduct by the governor.
However, in light of the agreement reached on December 18 at the instance of President Tinubu, the Assembly has decided to withdraw the notice of impeachment.
Speaker Amaewhule affirmed that the Assembly would uphold the agreement and follow the guidance of President Tinubu, whom members hold in high regard.
He emphasized that the Rivers Assembly would persist in carrying out its constitutional duties of law-making and oversight to contribute to the development of the State.