Court orders impeachment proceess on Zamfara deputy governor be stop

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja has ruled that impeachment process on the Zamfara State deputy governor, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau, be stopped

The presiding judge, Justice Obiora Egwatu, ordered the Zamfara State House of Assembly not to take further step in the impeachment process against the state deputy governor.

It would be recalled that the deputy governor has refused to his boss, Governor Bello Matawalle, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Ruling in an ex-parte application filed by the PDP on Monday, the court, after listening to the arguments canvassed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief James Onoja Ogwu, said the apprehension of the applicant on the impeachment move was serious and justified to restrain the defendants from carrying out the alleged action.

The court also restrained the Zamfara State Chief Judge from constituting a panel for the purpose of investigating the deputy governor, pending the determination of a motion on notice filed by the PDP.

Others.jiined as defendants in the case are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC, the Senate President, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly and Governor Bello Matawalle.


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