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BREAKING: Rivers Court Stops Speaker, 24 Others Loyal To Wike From Parading As Assembly Members



BREAKING: Rivers Court Stops Speaker, 24 Others Loyal To Wike From Parading As Assembly Members

By Daniel Dafe

The Rivers State High Court has given a temporary order to stop the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly loyal to Wike, Martin Amaewhule, and 24 others from parading as assembly members.

The said court presided over by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Charles N. Wali, added that their legislative seats have been declared vacant pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

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The case has been postponed until May 29th.

Meanwhile, about 30 armed policemen have taken over all the entrances to the House of Assembly quarters located along the Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that both the first and second gates to the lawmakers’ estate were safeguarded by the police with about 30 patrol vans used to block the entrances.

The development came shortly after the Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly claimed that the governor was planning to demolish the quarters following his recent surprise visit to the facility.

But the governor, Siminalayi Fubara, had explained that his visit to the estate on Thursday was harmless.

The governor said: “Is the Assembly quarters not part of my property? Is there anything wrong in going to check how things are going on there?

“You are aware of the developments. We have a new speaker, and I went there to see for myself how things are. There might be a few things I might want to do there for the good of our people.”

It was learnt that following the alarm raised by Amaewhule, the anti-Fubara lawmakers including some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kept vigil around the estate till daybreak.

Armed policemen were seen barricading the gates on Friday to secure the facility.

However, the Sim Media Volunteers (SMV) called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to monitor the activities of policemen in the state and ensure they observed the rules of engagement.


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