Just in: Amaewhule, 26 other pro-Wike Rivers Assemblymen are still PDP members, court rules

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In a fresh twist to the political crisis rocking Rivers State, a state high court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared that Speaker Martin Amaewhuke-led 27 lawmakers of the State House of Assembly are still members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Persecondnews reports that the court, in a ruling on Monday, struck out a suit filed by Wosa Amadi and three others seeking to declare the seats of the 27 lawmakers vacant following their defection to the All Progressives Congress in December 2003.

Justice Okogbule Gbasam, in his judgment, ruled that Martin Amaewhule and the 26 other lawmakers are still members of the PDP.

He also ruled that the claimants failed to prove to the court that the 27 lawmakers truly defected to the APC, noting that the said defection cannot be established through newspaper publications, radio announcements, or online publications.

According to the court, a defection can only be established through the party membership register, a membership card, and such members fulfilling all requirements of their membership in the party.

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