Rivers Assembly Crisis: The Court of Appeal Will Issue a Decision

Rivers:Fubara Will Not Install Caretaker Committees In Our Local Government Areas- According to Wike's SupportersToday, a lawsuit concerning the current issue in the Rivers State House of Assembly is scheduled to be heard by the Court of Appeal, which is based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The result of the lawsuit will have a big impact on the standing of the Speaker of the House of Assembly, whose term was both extended and terminated by the House of Assembly under Martin Amaufule before the Governor could name an Acting Speaker in his stead.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

According to The Nation news, the Court of Appeal had ordered the parties to maintain status quo in a suit brought by Martin Amaufule and 24 others against Victor Oko-Jumbo and five others. Amaufule and others are seeking the overturning of the Supreme Court order that confirmed Oko-Jumbo as Speaker.

Justice Charles Wali ordered Amaufule and others to stop posing as Speakers and Members of the House and ruled that all laws enacted by them, including those affecting the House of Assembly, are void until the case is resolved. Oko Jumbo and others claim that Amauful and others lost their seats because of the defection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Court of Appeal adjourned the hearing until today and warned the parties not to take any steps that may prejudice the facts of the case.

The Rivers State House of Assembly crisis has been going on for months, with both sides refusing to budge an inch. The appeals court’s decision could clarify the situation and resolve the crisis.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>