Rivers State House of Assembly has withdrawn the impeachment notice served on the Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

The lawmakers took the decision at their sitting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

They said their change of hearts was as a result of the peace deal brokered by President Bola Tinubu.

The plot to remove the governor through impeachment by lawmakers loyal to former governor, Nyesom Wike, had exacerbated the conflict that had resulted in the demolition of sections of the assembly complex.

About seven members of the state cabinet loyal to Mr Wike had also resigned, just as 25 members of the assembly dumped the PDP for the APC as the crisis escalated.

A lawmaker, Edison Ehie, backed by Governor Fubara, declared their seats vacant after securing a court order that enabled the assembly to hold legislative business without interference by the pro – Wike faction led by Martin Amaewhule.

President Tinubu, in a bid to restore peace in the state, held a reconciliatory meeting on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the second in less than two months, between Messrs Wike and Fubara, and other leaders of the state.

Among the terms of the agreement in the peace deal was for the lawmakers to withdraw the impeachment notice against the governor.

Fubara is expected to reciprocate by re-presenting the names of the commissioners who resigned to the assembly for re-approval as well as re-presenting the N800billion budget for approval.

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