: Rivers NBA to drag Amaechi to court over appointment of chief judge




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, , says will file a suit against newly passed Rivers State Law, 2014 which empowers Chief to assign cases.

Governor Rotimi had assented to law earlier week when was passed by Rivers State House Assembly.

the Port Harcourt described the law as bad.

Chairman of the Port Harcourt branch of the , Denis Okwakpam disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on the outcome of an extra-ordinary held by the of the association.

Okwakpam also said the voted overwhelmingly against the actions of the state the appointment of a chief judge for Rivers State.

According to him, “As far as the , Port Harcourt branch is concerned, will not be practicable to carry-out that law. We have reached a conclusion that is not a good law and we are condemning . That is we have also reached a decision to challenge it in court, because until we challenge it and reverse it, it is still a law.

“In the meantime, we have set a committee to brief the House on the implications of this law.

“So, when the courts resume, we certainly will challenge it”.

He said the NBA was already in negotiation with members of the Judiciary workers to end their strike in the state.

The lawyers voted 218 votes against 16 which voted in favour of the Rivers State .