Friday, 22 July 2016

Civil Society And APC Members Emerge In A Protest Against Judiciary Asembly In Rivers State





A group of protesters drawn from th civil society organisations and the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State have marched to the Judiciary Complex in Port Harcourt to demand the immediate swearing-in of APC members elected into the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The protesters are accusing some members of the Rivers State Judiciary of corruption based on recent pronouncements that stalled the swearing-in of APC’s Victoria Nyeche of Port Harcourt Constituency One and Andrew Miller of Opobo-Nkoro Constituency.
The mass demonstration started around 7 am the General Post Office, adjacent to the judiciary complex.
By 8 am‎, the protesters matched to the gate of the judiciary complex and later moved to the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex where the leaders addressed the crowd.
DAILY POST reports that the protest march was briefly interrupted by security operatives, who later withdrew.
Assistant National Secretary of the APC, Oji Ngorfa, who was among the protest leaders, accused the State High Court judges of allowing themselves to be used to manipulate cases involving APC chieftains, including former Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government council, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree.
Ngorfa lamented that the people of Port Harcourt Constituency One and Opobo-Nkoro Constituency were being neglected because there was no one to speak for them in the House of Assembly:
“We are tired of being in a state where the Governor will be dictating what the Judiciary should do.
“We know the people using spurious court orders to truncate the will of the people of PHALGA 1 and Opobo state constituencies. They have contested and won elections properly. INEC has issued certificates of return. Appeal court has cleared Victoria Nyeche and we say no State High Court can sit on that matter anymore.
“We will not accept it anymore. We want the Rivers state House of Assembly to understand that the Legislature is a separate arm of government, they must not allow the Executive to dictate to them what to do,” he said.








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