A’Court rulling: Pro-Fubara Assembly heads for Supreme Court

The lingering supremacy battle between the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and lawmakers loyal to his estranged godfather and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has shifted to the Supreme Court.

The Speaker of the lawmakers loyal to Fubara within the state House of Assembly, Victor Oko Jumbo, stated the factional meeting had filed an enchantment on the apex court docket to problem the judgement by the Appeal Court delivered in Abuja on Wednesday.

Recall that the Appeal Court had nullified the order of a Rivers State High Court which restrained Amaewhule and different professional Wike lawmakers from parading themselves as lawmakers.

The Court additionally stated solely the Federal High Court has the jurisdiction to entertain the matter of the lawmakers.

Reacting, Governor Fubara stated his administration stays undeterred by the enchantment court docket ruling and won’t waver in its dedication to offering vital infrastructure for the state.

According to a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, the governor gave the peace of mind on Friday after inspecting the extent of reconstruction work carried out on the Zonal Hospital mission at Bori Town, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area within the state.

He stated: “I do know that numerous you’ll be questioning what’s going on and all that. Government has its personal challenges. If you go to the e book of Psalm 23 verse 5, within the Bible, it says that God prepares a desk earlier than you; it may be earlier than anyone.

“But there’s an underlined phrase that must be famous there: it stated ‘in the presence of your enemies’. So, it signifies that nothing comes simple.

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“I need to guarantee each certainly one of you and the nice individuals of Rivers State, that we’re not deterred. We have made our guarantees; we are going to proceed to present you good governance, irrespective of how tough it’s.

“But, like I said before, the worst is over. We are moving on to ensure that we continue to provide what is needed for the development of our State.”

Similarly, in a press release issued by a factional Clerk of the House, Dr G. M. Gillis-West in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Friday, Oko-Jumbo stated the Appeal Court acted in error and his faction had filed an enchantment on the apex court docket to right the error.

“There can’t be two Houses of Assembly in Rivers State or certainly any State in Nigeria. This House of Assembly, with me because the Speaker, is the one House of Assembly in Rivers State.

“The Court of Appeal additionally didn’t make any declaration that Martin Amaewhule and 24 ORS are nonetheless members of the RSHA.

“We strongly consider that the Court of Appeal was in error when it held that the Rivers State High Court lacked the jurisdiction to listen to and decide SUIT NO PHC/1512/CS/2024.

“Accordingly, now we have instructed our attorneys they usually have filed an enchantment to the Supreme Court of Nigeria difficult the judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered on the 4th Day of July, 2024.

“Martin Amaewhule & 24 others, in spite of all their pretences, are no longer members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and they remain so until a court of competent jurisdiction says otherwise,” Oko-Jumbo said.



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