Court nullifies Rivers LG elections; ...dissolves 22 local government councils

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has dissolved the 22 Local Government Councils in Rivers State, Nigeria’s south-south region.

The presiding judge, Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Federal High Court 1, gave the verdict in his ruling on Thursday.

The judge said that the decision of the administration of former Governor Chibuike Amaechi to go ahead with the conduct of the council election on May 23, in spite of a court order asking all parties to maintain status quo, was a flagrant abuse of court process and disregard for rule of law.

The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Police has also revealed that it had obstructed an attempt by arsonists to raze the Federal High Court.

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