Thursday, October 25, 2007

S'Court sacks Omehia, okays Amaechi as Rivers gov

The Supreme Court on Thursday removed from office Mr. Celestine Omehia as governor of Rivers State. In his stead, the court's seven Justices that sat over the suit unanimously ruled that the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, should be sworn-in immediately as the governor of the state. The judgement was read by Justice Katsina-Alu Amaechi, who won the state governorship primaries of the Peoples Demoratic Party (PDP) last December but was later substituted with Omehia by the ruling party, had gone to both the Federal High Court annd Court of Appeal but failed in both bids to restore his mandate. Amaechi again headed for the Supreme Court to appeal the verdict of the appellant court.

Now from a layman point of view, isnt this judgement by supreme court full of flaw? For God's sake the people of Rivers State voted for a candidate in Omehia and not PDP, so I dont see why Amaechi should be the Governor without contesting an election. Methinks, a re-election should have been ordered. Pause and ponder over this!!!

1 comment:

Boso said...

The whole thing is becoming a joke.........