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Court stops INEC from conducting bye election to replace 27 Rivers lawmakers
27 Rivers lawmakers

AFederal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting bye-election to replace 27 Rivers Assembly members who defected to APC.

On December 11, the Nation had reported that 27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, who are said to be loyal to the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, have reportedly defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Donatus Okorowo, the presiding judge, gave the order on Friday, but was made available to the Nation on Monday.

The court also stopped the four member House of Assembly led by Speaker Edison from declaring vacant the seat of the 27 APC Rivers Assembly Members.

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