Fubara-Wike Deal: Court strikes out lawsuit challenging legality of Rivers ‘peace pact’

A lawsuit filed by the Rivers Elders and Leaders Forum challenging the constitutionality of President Bola Tinubu’s “peace pact” between the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara; and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, has been struck out by Justice Chinwendu Nwogu of the State High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. 


The Rivers Elders and Leaders Forum led by Former Governor of Rivers State, Rufus Ada-George had said the agreement is undemocratic and harmful.


However, Justice Nwogu struck out the case on the grounds of the state High Court lacking the jurisdiction to hear the matter.


Counsels for the complainant, Emmanuel Rukari and Anabs Sara-Igbe who expressed reservations on the decision of the state high court, said the Forum would appeal the decision of the high court.

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