Edison Ehie, the former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, who represented Ahoada East Constituency II, has dropped his lawsuit alleging contempt against 25 of the 27 members who defected from PDP to APC last year, The Nation reports.
Ehie’s action seemingly brought an end to the political unrest gripping the state.
The seats of 27 members were declared vacant by Ehie, a close ally of the state governor Siminalayi Fubara, in December due to their switch from the PDP to APC.
However, two of the lawmakers later rejoined the PDP, and the group of five lawmakers loyal to the governor, was led by Ehie.
Fubara on the other hand has been engaged in a heated political struggle with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister.
Previously, Ehie filed a contempt case against 25 of them at the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, challenging their meetings and legislative actions.
However, in an intriguing turn of events, Ehie resigned from the House of Assembly when Governor Fubara and Wike struck a peace agreement.
The claimant’s attorney, Mac-Barango Esq., told the court of a Notice of Discontinuance submitted by his clients when the case came up for hearing of petitions standing before the court today.
He requested that the court implement the aforementioned Notice.
This request wasn’t challenged by the defendant’s counsel and as such was struck out by the judge.