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As to whether Celestine Omehia will be recognised as a former governor of is what the high court Rivers will decide

Following years of legal struggles, the Rivers State High Court is set to deliver a crucial verdict on whether Celestine Omehia will be legally recognized as a former governor.

Back in May 2007, Celestine Omehia assumed office as the governor of Rivers state following the expiration of Peter Odili's tenure.

However, Rotimi Amaechi challenged Omehia's legitimacy and contested the primaries that brought Omehia into office.

At the time, the court ruled that Amaechi was the validly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic ().

But during 's tenure as governor of the , he enacted a law recognising Omehia as governor.

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In 2023, however, the governor withdrew Omehia's recognition and demanded that he all pensions earned.

This prompted Omehia to approach the court, demanding that he be recognised as a former governor of the state.

All parties are in court, and judgment is about to be read for or against Omehia, Channels TV reports.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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