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Appeal Court orders Rivers Lawmakers to maintain Status quo, adjourns till June 20th

A Court of Appeal in Port-Harcourt at a virtual hearing on Friday via Zoom gave its Ruling on two Motions filed by Rt. Hon. Martins Amaewhule and the other defected lawmakers challenging the order of injunction granted by the Rivers State High Court restraining them from acting as lawmakers...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

The Court in Ruling on the first Motion, granted the Appellants’ prayers for leave to compile and transmit the Records of Appeal, deeming the Appellants’ Brief of Argument as filed, accelerated hearing and a stay of further proceedings at the High Court.

The Court of Appeal however refused to grant the prayer for stay of execution and setting aside the interim order of the Lower Court.

It held that granting same would be tantamount to determining the appeal at this stage. The Court went on to order that the present status quo should be maintained pending the hearing of the Appeal. The Status quo is that

Ruling on the 2nd Motion which was brought to set aside the interlocutory injunction of the Lower Court, the Court of Appeal also refused the prayer, and reiterated that the ‘present’ status quo should be maintained.

The Respondents are to file their Briefs within 72 hours of being served.

The case was adjourned to 20th of June, 202 for hearing of the Appeal.

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