Rivers Assembly Passes Motion To Derecognise Omehia As Former Governor


A motion to derecognise Celestine Omehia, as a former Governor of Rivers State has been passed by Rivers State House of Assembly. 

 

Leader of the House, Martin Amaewmule moved the motion to reverse an earlier resolution of the 8th Assembly on June 30, 2015 which compelled the Executive Arm, headed by Governor Nyesom Wike to recognise Omehia as a former Governor and according him all entitlements, privileges and benefits.

 

He noted that recognition of Omehia in that capacity will be a bridge of the Supreme Court judgement which removed Celestine Omehia as a Governor in 2007 for not being the duly elected candidate in that year’s election.

 

Asides submitting a copy of the Nigerian Weekly Law Report that contains the landmark judgement which removed Omehia from office and declared Rotimi Amaechi as the duly elected candidate of the PDP at the time and the right person to occupy the office of the Governor, the lawmaker also moved a motion to reverse the earlier resolution because the 9th Assembly has a better knowledge and particulars on the said Supreme Court Judgement.

 

After lawmakers at the house of assembly debated on the motion, they all voted to reverse the earlier resolution because the 9th Assembly has a better knowledge and particulars on the said Supreme Court Judgement.

 

Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani noted that while the house was right in taking the decision, no law is absolute.

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