Rivers Crisis: Court Extends Order Against INEC, PDP Over 26 Defected Rivers Lawmakers

By The Nigerian Voice

A judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Donatus Okorowo has extended the interim order stopping the INEC and the PDP from taking any action against the 26 Rivers House of Assembly members who defected to the APC.

Justice Okorowo extended the order following an application by counsel for the lawmaker, Steve Adehi, who appeared for the Rivers House of Assembly.

He held that based on Order 26, Rule 10 of the Federal High Court, the court had the discretionary power to grant the plea in the interest of justice.

The judge held that he was persuaded by the reasons given by counsel for the lawmakers that granting the order would be better in the interest of justice.

Justice Okorowo subsequently adjourned the matter to January 24 for hearing.