Rivers Crisis: Dan Nwanyanwu stated “I want to say that nothing will bring back the 27 lawmakers to their seats”

Rivers Crisis: Dan Nwanyanwu stated "I want to say that nothing will bring back the 27 lawmakers to their seats"Dan Nwanyanwu, the national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, has said that new elections are the sole means of bringing back the 27 lawmakers from Rivers State to the state legislature. He stressed that the MPs have essentially given up their prior seats by freely changing their party affiliations, and there is no way for them to be reinstated. In spite of orders to INEC to hold off on acting, Nwanyanwu maintained that postponing polls would only make the result more likely. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

In an interview with Arise TV, he remarked, ”I agree with Wike that nobody will remove the 27 lawmakers but they have removed themselves. They have on their own volition decided to leave the state assembly. And I want to say without mincing words that nothing will bring back the 27 lawmakers to their seats unless another election is conducted and they emerge victorious in the election.

As of today, any lover of democracy and laws would know that the constitution has written it clearly that if on your own, you decided to join another political party, there is no provision that you want to come back. I’m aware that there are plethora of cases and INEC has been told not to do anything. But you see, they are just postponing the day of the election. These lawmakers are no longer recognized members of the state assembly. I’m a lawyer and most lawyers are unanimous on this matter. When a law is clear and unambiguous, you don’t need to give it any strange interpretation.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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