BREAKING: High Court Declares 25 River State Assembly Seat Vacant


BREAKING: Rivers State Crisis: Court Sides with Governor Fubara, Bars Pro-Wike Lawmakers

By Aluta News
May 30, 2024

In a recent development, the State High Court has issued an interlocutory injunction preventing lawmakers loyal to former Governor Nyesom Wike from sitting and functioning as members of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Wali’s court order restrains the faction led by Speaker Martins Amaewhule from parading themselves as lawmakers and bars them from holding legislative activities at the House of Assembly Quarters or any other location, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

This legal victory comes after pro-Governor Siminilayi Fubara lawmakers, led by Speaker Victor Oko-Jumbo, alongside Sokari Goodboy and Orubienimigha Timothy, filed a suit against their pro-Wike counterparts.

The latest court order reinforces an earlier ex-parte order issued on May 10, prohibiting the Governor of Rivers State, the Attorney-General, and the Chief Judge from engaging with the affected lawmakers

A new court date has been set for July 1, 2024, for further proceedings

Justice Wali’s ruling emphasizes the declaration of the affected lawmakers’ seats as vacant, pending the outcome of the substantive suit

The decision underscores the legal complexities surrounding the leadership dispute within the Rivers State House of Assembly and the efforts to resolve them through the judicial process


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