Breaking: Court Declares 25 Rivers Assembly Seats Vacant

Rivers assembly
Rivers assembly

A Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt has declared the seats of 25 legislators who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) vacant pending the outcome of the case before it.

Defendants in the case are Hon. Martin Chike Amaewhule, Hon. Dumle Maol, Hon. Major Jack, Hon. Franklin Uchenna Nwabochi, Hon. Christopher Kagbang Ofiks, Hon. Azeru Opara, Hon. Enemi Alabo George, Hon. Granville Tekenari Wellington, Hon. Ngbar Bernard, Hon. John Dominic Iderima.

Others are: Hon. Queen Uwuma Tony Williams, Hon. Loolo Isaiah Opuende, Hon. Abbey Peter, Hon. Igwe-obey Aforji, Hon. Justina Emeji, Hon. Ignatius Onwuka, Hon. Chimezie Nwankwo, Hon. Lemchi Prince Nyeche, Hon. Barile Nwakoh, Hon. Emilia Lucky Amadi, Hon. Nkemjika Ezekwe, Hon. Davids Arnold Okobiriari, Hon. Nwankwo Sylvanus, Hon. Gerald Oforji, and Wami Solomon.

The Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, and the Honourable Chief Judge Of Rivers State, Simeon Amadi, are the second set of defendants in the suit.

In the Interlocutory Order, Wali instructed the Pro-Nyesom Wike lawmakers to refrain from parading as lawmakers until the substantive case had been resolved.

The case has been adjourned to 1st July, 2024 for Mention.

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