Court restrains Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike from removing Local Government chairmen

The National Industrial Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Monday, fixed October 6 for hearing into applications filed by the 23 local government chairmen in Rivers State against the state governor, Nyesom Wike, over their removal.

The legal battle had shifted to the National Industrial Court in a suit with number NICN/YEN/26/2015 and with the court granting a restraining order asking the state House of Assembly and the governor not to dissolve the local government administration.