Lawyer Prays Court to Stop Fubara’s 2024 Budget Re-presentation

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Kayode Ajulo, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State from re-presenting the 2024 budget to the House of Assembly.

In a suit with number No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1718/2023, the lawyer also requested the court to restrain the House Assembly and the speaker from screening and confirming the commissioners appointed by Governor Fubara.

Ajulo particularly urged the court to take cognizance of motion on notice attached with the suit and stop the holding of plenary sessions by the 27 members of the House of Assembly out of the 32 members.

But while the case is awaiting a hearing date, the Rivers State House of Assembly on Wednesday asked the nine commissioner-nominees who re-appeared before it for screening and confirmation to take a bow and go.

Amaewhule read the letter written to the house by Governor Fubara, requesting the screening and confirmation of the nominees as commissioners.

After the speaker had read the letter, the Majority Leader of the house, Major Jack, moved a motion appealing to the house to allow the nominees to take bow and go.