Bayelsa seeks return, heads to Enchantment Court docket

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The Bayelsa Authorities on Monday stated it has appealed the judgment of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, which ceded the disputed Soku oil wells between Rivers and Bayelsa to Rivers.

Solicitor Basic of the state, Mr Preye Agada, disclosed this throughout an interplay with newsmen in Yenagoa.

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Agada, who led the state’s authorized staff to file the attraction on behalf of the state Lawyer Basic, stated that the state is looking for a keep of execution of the judgment pending dedication of the attraction.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo on December 26, 2019.

Agada stated that the decrease courtroom delivered judgment towards the state with out becoming a member of it as a celebration within the swimsuit.

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He famous that within the movement on discover within the swimsuit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2019, Bayelsa was not served the processes within the swimsuit earlier than the decrease courtroom delivered the stated judgment.

He stated that the state authorities had additionally sought an order of the courtroom to attraction the judgment as an celebration within the swimsuit between the Lawyer Basic of Rivers State and the Nationwide Boundaries Fee.

The solicitor basic stated that the state had written all related federal businesses to remain motion on the enforcement of the judgment.

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The businesses embrace the Lawyer Basic and Minister of Justice; the Minister of Finance; the Accountant Basic of the Federation; the Chairman, Income Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Fee; and the Nationwide Boundary Fee.

He added that the contested oil wells, which Rivers described as Soku Oil Wells are in Oluasiri in Bayelsa, stressing that Bayelsa had been receiving the 13 per cent derivation accruing from the oil wells for a very long time.

He defined that Bayelsa authorities had been ready for Rivers and the Nationwide Boundaries Fee to cooperate with the Supreme Court docket directive to correctly delineate the disputed areas within the affected areas as soon as and for all.

The Solicitor Basic stated that it was regrettable that Rivers authorities, which pulled out of the boundary delineation train in 2013, surreptitiously filed the motion after years of inactivity.

He appealed to the individuals of the affected communities who’re all Ijaw individuals to await correct delineation of the boundaries, which he stated didn’t have any impact on the historic ties and relationship between them. (NAN)

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