Appeal Court reinstates Wike’s loyalists as members of Rivers Assembly

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The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision to dismiss Martin Amaewhule and 24 other members from their positions in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

The ruling reinstates their status as assembly members, reversing the previous judgement that had removed them from office.

By its action, the Court of Appeal has vacated the order of Justice C.N. Wali of the Rivers State High Court.

According to the Appeal Court, only the Federal High Court and no other court has the jurisdiction to determine cases of tenures and vacancies of the House of Assembly, Governors and President and not the State High Courts.

”From the foregoing, it is of the view of the learned judges that there was no contention on the speakership of Rt. Hon. Martins Amaewule from the records, and therefore, remains the speaker,” the appellate court ruled.

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