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Fubara Win More Grounds As Court Nullifies LG Law By Pro-Wike Lawmakers

Fubara Win More Grounds As Court Nullifies LG Law By Pro-Wike Lawmakers
The Rivers State High Court has invalidated the amended Local Government Law proposed by the Martins Amaewhule faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

The ruling was delivered in a suit numbered PHC/1320/CS/2024, which challenged the extension of tenure for LG chairmen for six months after the expiration of their term.

Justice D.G. Kio, presiding over the case, declared the amendment invalid, citing its inconsistency with the 1999 Constitution and Section 9(1) of the Rivers State Local Government law No. 5 of 2018.

The court emphasized that the applicable law governing the tenure of local government chairmen and councillors is the Rivers State Local Government Law No. 5 of 2018, which stipulates a three-year tenure.…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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