A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has fixed Wednesday June 10, 2015 to hear a suit instituted by elected Local Government chairmen in Rivers State seeking an injunction to restrain the Rivers State House of Assembly and Governor Nyesom Wike from dissolving them.
The elected Local Government Chairmen in the suit said dissolving the democratically elected Local government council will be contrary to Section 7 of the Amended 1999 Constitution.
They are also seeking an injunction restraining the Accountant-General and the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission from releasing any fund meant for the Local Government council to any person or body other than the democratically elected council Chairmen in Rivers State.
The elected Chairmen are also seeking an injunction restraining Governor Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State House of Assembly and the Rivers state Police Command from preventing them from entering their offices or using their offices.
The Federal High court granted leave to the Council Chairmen to serve the Accountant-General of the Federation, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission outside the jurisdiction of the court.
Source: Daily Post