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Court Orders Pro-Wike Lawmakers To Stop Parading Self As Assembly Members

Amid the political crisis in Rivers State, the state High Court on Friday ordered the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Martin Amaewhule, and 24 other lawmakers to stop parading themselves as members of the Assembly temporarily.

New Telegraph reports that the suspended lawmakers are those reportedly loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, who is currently in a rift with the sitting Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

The Rivers High Court also prohibited Martin Amaewhule from convening plenary at the assembly premises.

The court subsequently postponed the case until May 29th.

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Meanwhile, heavily armed policemen on Friday, took over the entrances to the House of Assembly quarters located along the Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

The policemen, numbering about thirty, used their patrol vehicles to block the first and second gates to the entrances of the quarters and secure the facility.

The development follows the allegation raised by the Amaewhule-led House of Assembly, which claimed Fubara, was planning to demolish the quarters following his recent surprise visit to the facility on Thursday.

Governor Fubara had, however, denied any plan or intention of demolishing the quarters, saying the visit was part of his normal duties.

The Governor said: “Is the Assembly quarters not part of my property? Is there anything wrong in going to check how things are going on there?

”You are aware of the developments. We have a new speaker, and I went there to see for myself how things are. There might be a few things I might want to do there for the good of our people.”

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