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BREAKING NEWS: Rivers House of Assembly crisis: Court nullifies expulsion of Amaewhule, 24 others

 

THE Court of Appeal in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has nullified the expulsion of Martin Amaewhule, and 24 others from the Rivers State House of Assembly by the State High Court.

A three member panel of the Appellate Court held that the lower court lacked the jurisdiction to grant exparte order.

The court also held that section 272(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(as amended), gives the Federal High Court powers to determine whether the seat of a House of Assembly member has become vacant.

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