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Rivers Govt Denies Judgment Declaring Amaewhule-led Lawmakers as PDP Members

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 10th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

The Attorney-General of the state and Commissioner for Justice said the suit before the court did not seek to declare the seats of Amaewhule and 26 others vacant.

 
The Rivers state government has reacted to reports that a state High Court sitting in Port Harcourt delivered a judgment declaring the 27 lawmakers led by Speaker Martins Amaewhule as members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
 
According to the Rivers Government, the report is misleading and false.
 
The Attorney-General of the state and Commissioner for Justice, Dagogo Israel Iboroma, said the suit before the court did not seek to declare the seats of Amaewhule and 26 others vacant.
 
He said: “As Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and 3rd defendant in SUIT NO DHC/20/CS/2024, my attention has been drawn to a recent judgment. This suit did not seek to declare the seat of Martins Amaewhule and 26 others in the Rivers State House of Assembly vacant.

“The suit of the claimants was struck out for want of locus standi and jurisdiction and also for being an abuse of court process which robbed the trial court of jurisdiction to adjudicate on the matter.

“There is misleading news circulating in social media, print and electronic media that Martins Amaewhule & 26 others are members of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Rivers State House of Assembly.”
 


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