Appeal court orders Rivers state assembly to remain status quo


The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered the parties involved in the ongoing House of Assembly crisis in the state to maintain the status quo.


The court gave the order in a suit marked CA/PH/198/2024 instituted by  Martin Chike Amaewhule & 24 other, appellants, against Victor Oko-Jumbo and five other, defendants.


Amaewhule and others had approached the court seeking to vacate the Interlocutory Injunction of a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, which recognised Oko-Jumbo as the speaker.


Justice Charles Wali of the State High Court also ordered Amaewhule and 24 others to stop parading as the speaker and lawmakers in the Legislative Arm of the state.


The panel, whose proceeding was held through Zoom, urged the parties involved in the matter to maintain the status quo and adjourned the matter till the 20th of July.



The appeal panel tasked the parties not to take any step that would affect the merit of the matter before it saying that notice of appeal be served on the defendants before the adjourned date.

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