The political atmosphere in the oil rich state got very charged on Sunday night with the burning of a section of the state House of Assembly following rumours of planned impeachment of the governor.

The matter got worse on Wednesday when lawmakers loyal to the former governor, entered the Assembly, suspended the majority leader of the House, Mr. Ehi and commenced the impeachment process of Fubara

Wike after a meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in Abuja, accused Mr Fubara of hobnobbing with his political adversaries.

“You cannot work, and people will begin to bring enemies; those who fought you when you were struggling for the person to be in office. Nobody does that,” Mr Wike, was quoted as saying by the News Agency of Nigeria.

The former governor, who denied that he was seeking financial gratification from his successor, suggested that Mr Fubara was trying to take control of the PDP structure in Rivers.

“I am not a political ingrate but don’t touch the political structure of the state. I will not shut my eyes,” Mr Wike said.