NewsNo Court Declared Defected Lawmakers PDP Members - Rivers Attorney-General

No Court Declared Defected Lawmakers PDP Members – Rivers Attorney-General

June 10, (THEWILL)- Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dagogo Israel Iboroma, has debunked reports that a State High Court, presided over by Justice Okogbule Gbasam, has affirmed 25 defected lawmakers of the Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martins Amaewhule, as members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Commissioner, in a statement, described the report as false and misleading.

According to him, Justice Gbasam struck out the suit for want of locus standi and jurisdiction, as well as abuse of court process.

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He also clarified that the suit did not seek to declare the seats of the defected lawmakers vacant.

“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 judgement.

“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”, he said.

THEWILL reports that a Rivers State High Court, presided over by Justice Charles N. Wali, in a ruling, delivered on May 10 and 30, granted an order restraining Amaewhule and the 24 other Pro-Wike lawmakers from sitting and parading themselves as members of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

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