Monday, 26 October 2015

Rivers Elections petition: Tribunal Sacks Speaker And 20 House Of Assembly Lawmakers

The judgements given today at the tribunals - Speaker And 20 House Of Assembly Lawmakers Lost At The Tribunal

Elections petition tribunals sitting in Abuja have nullified the election of the Speaker, Owaji Ibani from Andoni constituency and 20 lawmakers
in Rivers state house of assembly. The lawmakers were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on April 11 2015 in an election marred by vote rigging and violence.

The judgements given today by the relevant tribunals in Abuja is bound to compound the case of the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, who was sacked last week by a tribunal under the same circumstances. There are 32 state lawmakers in Rivers state with the election of 21 members nullified the state assembly will no longer form a quorum as  to continue to function.

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