RIVERS CRISIS: Again, Fubara Lands In Big Trouble

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The Rivers State High Court has affirmed Martin Amaewhule and 26 other Rivers House of Assembly members loyal to the immediate past governor of the state and minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, that defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Delivering judgement in Port Harcourt earlier on Monday 10th June 2024, Justice Okogbule Gbasam of the Rivers State High Court, held that the claimants failed to prove that Amaewhule and 26 other lawmakers, had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Gbasam further held that membership of a party is only proven by being listed on the party’s register, or by membership card, adding that television ceremonies and or verbal statements, were not enough to show the same.

Interestingly, the PDP had filed a motion to be joined in the case, and was added as the fourth defendant.

Justice Gbasam further held that the Rivers state government is bound to obey all laws passed by the Assembly, as they are still members of the PDP hence, their names are still in the PDP’s membership register as provided by the party.

He further posited that the state government is bound by the laws made by the Assembly, as they are still members of the PDP, and as such, haven’t lost their seats.

Credit: Channels Television except headline

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