Governor Nyesom Wike’s reported attempts to dissolve the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State has meet a brickwall following an interim injunction granted by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
The court, presided over by Hon. Justice J.T. Agbadu-Fishim in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, restrained the state Governor, Rivers State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General of Rivers State and their agents from dissolving, suspending, sacking terminating or in any manner whatsoever interfering with the tenure of office of the 23 Local Government Councils of Rivers state.
The order, in Suit No: NICN/YEN/26/2015, which was granted on Monday, June 22, 2015 followed a motion ex-parte and affidavit of extreme urgency filed by the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen on behalf of themselves and the 23 Local Government Councils of Rivers state.
The order also restrained the Inspector-general of Police or his agents and privies from enforcing any purported action detrimental to the existence of the 23 Chairmen and Councils in Rivers state.
The party said the order will remain in force until the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.
The APC had alleged that Governor Wike, the Rivers State House of Assembly and the Hon. Attorney-General of the State have been hatching all manner of schemes to do away with the elected 23 local Government Councils in Rivers state.