Rivers state court bars chief judge


Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt has granted an ex parte order to halt the Chief Judge and Clerk of the House of Assembly from engaging with the Martin Amaewhule-led House of Assembly.

According to a recent report on Channels Television, Justice Stephens Jumbo of the state high court issued the order, which also prohibits the mentioned individuals from recognizing Amaewhule and 24 others as members of the Assembly. Additionally, they are restrained from taking any action based on resolutions, articles of impeachment, or any other communications originating from them.

In the case marked PHC/2177/CS/2024, filed by the state’s attorney general and the governor as the first and second plaintiffs, Martin Amaewhule and 24 others were listed as the first and second defendants.There are additional defendants, including Victor Oko-Jumbo and others, the Chief Judge of the State, the Clerk of the State House of Assembly, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The court has instructed all parties to keep things the way they were before July 5, 2024, until a decision is made about the request for a temporary order.

The statement reads, “That an order of Interim Injunction is hereby made restraining the 31st and 32nd defendants from dealing or howsoever relating with the 1st to 27th defendants as members of the Rivers State House of Assembly and from receiving, forwarding or howsoever acting on any resolutions, articles of impeachment or other defendants pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction already filed herein.

” That the parties to this suit are hereby directed to maintain the status quo ante litem in this suit as of 5th July 2024, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction already filed herein.

“An order is hereby made for substituted service of the originating and other processes in this suit on the 1st-30th Defendants by pasting the same at Quarters, opposite former NDDC headquarters, off Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”

The court has set July 15, 2024, as the next hearing date.

Blessing Ajoku
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Blessing Ajoku is a passionate politics editor who has a profound interest in the political world.


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