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BREAKING: Court affirms 27 pro-Wike lawmakers as PDP members


A Rivers State Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt has affirmed that Martin Amaewhule and the 26 different members of the Rivers State Home of Meeting are nonetheless members of the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP).

The Court docket, in a ruling on Monday, struck out a go well with filed by Wosa Amadi and three others searching for to declare the seats of the 27 lawmakers vacant following their defection to the All Progressives Congress in December 2003.

In his judgement, the Presiding Decide, Justice Okogbule Gbasam, dominated that Martin Amaewhule and the 26 different lawmakers are nonetheless members of the PDP.

Justice Gbasam additionally dominated that the claimants did not show to the courtroom that the 27 lawmakers actually defected to the APC, noting that the mentioned defection can’t be established by way of Newspaper publications, Radio bulletins or on-line publications.

Curiously, the PDP had filed a movement to be joined within the case, and was added because the fourth defendant.

Justice Gbasam additional held that the Rivers state authorities is sure to obey all legal guidelines handed by the Meeting, as they’re nonetheless members of the PDP therefore, their names are nonetheless within the PDP’s membership register as offered by the celebration.

He additional posited that the state authorities is sure by the legal guidelines made by the Meeting, as they’re nonetheless members of the PDP, and as such, haven’t misplaced their seats.

Recall {that a} Rivers State Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday, Might 30, 2024, declared