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Court stops Assembly from impeaching Fubara, orders CJ to maintain status quo

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Isiokpo Division, Ikwerre Local Government Area, has issued an interim order preventing any planned impeachment of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Ben Whyte, issued the order on Wednesday, Nov. 1, following a suit filed by the governor.

The interim order restrains the Rivers State House of Assembly and the Speaker, Martins Amaewhule, from carrying out any action with respect to the impeachment.

Also restrained are the Deputy Speaker, the Clerk of the House and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Simeon Chibuzor-Amadi.

Justice Whyte directed that the parties should maintain status quo, pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.

The judge adjourned the suit to 14 November, 2023.