By JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT— HEARING in a suit by the Caretaker Committee of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, before a Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, praying the court to order the Police to vacate Obio/Akpor council secretariat, will continue today.
It will be recalled that the Police had, last week, sealed off the council secretariat on the ground that there were plans by some hoodlums to storm the place.
The Caretaker Committee of the council is praying the court to order the Police to allow them access to the secretariat.
Trial judge, Justice H.A. Ngajiwa, at the hearing of the matter, yesterday, adjourned till today, for hearing in the matter, following an application by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; the elected Chairman of the council, his Vice and the 17 Councillors, who were suspended by the House of Assembly, seeking to be joined in the suit.
Counsel to the suspended Chairman, Vice and 17 Councillors, Mr. Dike Udenna, told the court that it was necessary for his clients to be joined in the suit because they were democratically elected to run the affairs of the council, adding that any dispute on who should run the council must necessarily involve them.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of the court session, Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Mr Chikordi Dike, said they were making progress in court.