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Court bars Rivers CJ and registrar from recognising Amaewhule-led meeting

A Rivers State Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday issued an exparte writ of interim aid restraining the state Chief Justice and the Clerk of the State Home of Meeting from negotiating with the Martins Amaewhule-led Home of Representatives.

The order by Justice Jumbo Stephen additionally prohibited them from coping with Amaewhule and 26 others as members of the Meeting, and from taking motion on any resolutions, articles of impeachment or communications from them.

The swimsuit referenced PHC/2177/CS/2024 was filed by the Legal professional Common of the state as first plaintiff and the Governor of the state, Siminialayi Fubara, as second plaintiff, towards Amaewhule and 26 others, as first set of defendants, and Victor Oko-Jumbo and others, Chief Justice of the state and Clerk of the State Home of Representatives and the Peoples Democratic Occasion as second set of defendants.

The court docket additionally ordered all events to keep up the established order ante litem from July 5, 2024, till the request for interim aid is heard and determined.

The order states: ‘An order of interim aid is hereby made restraining the thirty first and thirty second Defendants from dealing or in any method in anyway regarding the first to twenty seventh Defendants as members of the Rivers State Home of Meeting and from receiving, forwarding or in any method in anyway coping with any decision, article of impeachment or order of the Defendants pending the listening to and dedication of the movement on discover for interim aid already filed herein.

“The events to this motion are hereby ordered to keep up the established order ante litem on this motion till July 5, 2024, pending the listening to and dedication of the movement on the discover for preliminary injunction already filed herein.

“An order is hereby made for substituted service of the unique and different processes on this swimsuit on the 1st-Thirtieth Defendants by posting the identical at Quarters, reverse the previous NDDC Head Workplace, alongside Aba Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”

Nevertheless, the court docket adjourned the case till July 15, 2024 for the applying for interim aid.

Our correspondent reviews that this got here after the Amaewhule lawmakers, who’re loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, earlier on Monday gave Fubara a seven-day ultimatum to resubmit the 2024 price range to him.

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