The Coalition of United Political Parties National Secretary, Peter Ameh, has voiced doubts regarding a court ruling that acknowledges Edison Ehie as the rightful Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Ameh emphasized that Ehie’s appointment was legitimate legally, pointing out that the right legal processes were followed. Ameh claims that Edison Ehie has officially notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the abandoned seats of the 27 parliamentarians who were led by Martins Amaewhule. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Ameh voiced his concern over the President’s directive for INEC to accept the return of these lawmakers, raising questions about the potential impact on the court’s judicial pronouncement. He suggested that such a directive could compromise the legal authority of the court order for political considerations. In an interview with Channels TV, Ameh emphasized the significance of the court order that established Edison Ehie as the rightful Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, stressing that it was a lawful process.
According to Ameh, Edison Ehie’s letter to INEC, notifying the vacation of seats by the 27 lawmakers, completes a legal process. He expressed bewilderment at the President’s stance, questioning the implications for the court’s judicial decision. Ameh underscored the importance of upholding the rule of law and respecting the judicial pronouncements, urging a careful consideration of the legal implications of the President’s directive.
He said in an interview with Channels TV, ”There was a court order that states that the rightful speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly is Edison Ehie. He has been put there by the law. And then Edison Ehie has written a letter to INEC that the seat of the 27 lawmakers has been vacated. It’s a complete process. For the President to now come and say that they should accept them, what happens to the Judicial pronouncement of the Judge?
So the President on the altar of political consideration, the order of our court will now be brought to nothing. These people want to come back but they are in a new party. If the President want to help his new members, he should take the matter to the court of appeal. Because this case is a decided case even in 2015. The Supreme Court declared that as soon as you have decamped, your seat will be vacated.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>