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Glorified kindred meeting, G-60 blasts Pro-Wike lawmakers

A group of House of Representatives members known as the G60 lawmakers has described the sitting of Pro-Wike sacked lawmakers as a glorified kindred meeting…

A group of House of Representatives members known as the G60 lawmakers has described the sitting of Pro-Wike sacked lawmakers as a glorified kindred meeting with no legality.

Recall that last week, the court of appeal had vacated the order that sacked 25 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices, held that the Rivers high court, which issued the order, lacked the requisite jurisdiction to do so.

Subsequently, the Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule handed a seven-day ultimatum to Governor Siminalayi Fubara, to re-present the 2024 budget to the House.

Reacting to the development, the spokesperson of G60 lawmakers, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere in a statement said the sitting by Pro-Wike sacked lawmakers is a glorified kindred meeting with no legality, insisting that the ultimatum is baseless.

He said until all Rivers matters end in supreme court, their sitting is a kindred gathering with no force of law.

The statement reads, “The sitting of Pro-Wike sacked lawmakers as a glorified kindred meeting with no legality. Sacked Rivers lawmakers seat remains vacant as the Appeal court did not decide on the validity of their illegal decampment nor the declaration of their seat vacant.

“The Appeal Court focused on declaring that the Federal High Court is the only court with the jurisdiction to decide on the legality or illegality of decampment thereby ruling against Rivers High Court proceedings. The legal fireworks continue, as the declaration of the vacant seats is still valid and subject of pending litigation. The Court of Appeal ruling last week shouldn’t be misconstrued in any way. The Pro-Wike sacked Rivers lawmakers seat remains vacant as the Appeal court didn’t decide on the validity of their illegal decampment nor the declaration of their seats vacant. A’Court focused on declaring that the Federal High Court is the only court with the jurisdiction to decide on the legality or illegality of decampment thereby ruling against Rivers High Court proceedings.”

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