The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has voided and set aside the presentation and passage of Rivers State 2024 Budget by a group of four members legislators in the state.
The court, in a judgment delivered today by Justice James Omotoso, ordered the governor of the State, Siminalayi Fubara, to represent the budget to the legally constituted House of Assembly under Speaker Martin Amaewhule.
James Omotoso quashed the withholding of the House of Assembly fund on the grounds that he had no constitutional power to do so.
The court restrained Governor Fubara from frustrating the House of Assembly under Amaewhule from sitting or interfering in the affairs of the House.
The redeployment of the Clerk and Deputy Clerk done by the Governor was declared null and void and was set aside.
The Inspector General of Police has been ordered to immediately give adequate security to the Speaker and legislators loyal to former Governor Nyesom Wike.