The Rivers State House of Assembly has refused to swear-in the lawmaker-elect for Port Harcourt Constituency-1 Victoria Nyeche of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
 
The Speaker Adams Dabotorudima said the decision of the house not to administer the oath of allegiance and membership on Victoria Nyeche was due to a court order served on the assembly against her swearing-in.

The state High Court presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli on April 20 granted an interlocutory order stopping the swearing in of Nyeche of Port Harcourt Constituency 1.

The court order was based on a motion ex-parte filed on behalf of the claimant in Suit No. PHC/893/2016, Livingstone Wechie, by his counsel, Kingsley Chuku.