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Rivers court bars assembly from impeaching Governor Fubara

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Isiokpo in the Ikwerre Local Government Area has issued an interim order restraining the Rivers State House of Assembly from impeaching governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Siminalayi-Fubara, governor of Rivers state
Siminalayi-Fubara, governor of Rivers state

Isiokpo, Nigeria

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Isiokpo in the Ikwerre Local Government Area has issued an interim order restraining the Rivers State House of Assembly from impeaching governor Siminalayi Fubara.

DailyPost reports that the court also barred the speaker, Martins Amaewhule, the Deputy Speaker, the Clerk of the House and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Simeon Chibuzor-Amadi.

Presiding Judge, Justice Ben Whyte, issued the order on Wednesday following a suit filed by the governor.

The court directed all the parties involved to maintain the status quo, pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.

Justice Whyte adjourned the hearing of the suit to 14 November 2023.

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