Friday, October 8, 2010
Amaechi’s tenure ends 2011–Court
As the controversy over the tenure of some incumbent state governors rages, Federal High Court on Thursday ruled that the tenure of Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi would officially end on May 29, 2011.
The court presided over by Justice Abdullahi Kafari gave the ruling in a suit filed by one Mr Cyprain Chukwu challenging the legality of the governor if he stayed beyond May 29.
According to him, “in the eye of the law, the tenure of the incumbent governor of Rivers State began when Mr Celestine Omehia under the same party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), illegally occupied the position.
“In the eye of the law, Amaechi, was deemed as the governorship candidate of the party and therefore won the election.
“He automatically steps into the shoes of Omehia, the pretender to the seat immediately he was removed,’’ he added.
Story From GODWIN TSA, Abuja