A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has affirmed that Martin Amaewhule and 26 other members of the Rivers State House of Assembly are still members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice Okogbule Gbasam, while delivering judgement in Port Harcourt earlier on Monday, held that the claimants failed to prove that Amaewhule and 26 other lawmakers, had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He further held that membership of a party is only proven by being listed on the party’s register, or by membership card and that television ceremonies and or verbal statements are insufficient to show the same.
Justice Gbasam further held that the Rivers state government is bound to obey all laws passed by the Assembly, as they are still members of the PDP hence, their names are still in the PDP’s membership register as provided by the party.

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