By Abiodun OBA
Rivers State House of Assembly, the Speaker of the House, Martin Amaewhule and other Principal Officers have been restrained from impeaching the Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.
A Rivers State High Court, Isiokpo Division in Ikwerre Local Government Area handed down the order on Wednesday.
Also restrained are principal officers like the Deputy Speaker, the Clerk of the House and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Simeon Chibuzor-Amadi.
The case was filed by Damian Okoro, SAN and I.C.Mac Barango on behalf of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
Presiding Judge, Justice Ben Whyte issued the order following the deposition of the motion Exparte against the defendants by Okoro, Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
The High Court, therefore, issued an order of interim injunction restraining the lawmakers and their agents, proxies with the process of removal of the Governor of the state howsoever from the office of governor of the State or interfering with or preventing him from carrying out his functions as governor of Rivers State pending the determination of the motion on notice.
The Court directed that all parties should maintain the status quo pending the determination of the Motion on Notice and thereafter adjourned to the case on 14th of November 2023, for the motion on notice to be heard and argued.
Recall, the Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, now a factional Speaker, had on Monday led other lawmakers to issue an impeachment notice to the Governor.