Judge withdraws from case stopping impeachment of Zamfara Deputy Gov, Gusau

Justice Obiora Egwatu of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja on Friday stepped except for the swimsuit looking for to halt impeachment of Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau.

The decide bowed out of the case following data {that a} related swimsuit on the identical material was already pending earlier than one other decide of the courtroom in Abuja division.

When the matter got here up, Justice Egwatu instructed senior legal professionals within the case, led by James Ogu Onoja, that he wouldn’t proceed with the listening to as earlier agreed.

He predicated his choice on the necessity to keep away from a state of affairs the place courtroom might be made to present conflicting judgments on the identical matter.

He subsequently ordered that the case be transferred to Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo, who has been adjudicating over an identical matter.

Justice Egwuatu additionally directed that each one processes filed in respect of the case earlier than him be transferred instantly to Justice Ekwo’s courtroom to make sure speedy listening to of the swimsuit.

The decide had on July 19 stopped the Zamfara State Home of Meeting members from taking any additional step within the impeachment course of focused on the deputy governor over his refusal to decamp from the Folks Democratic Social gathering PDP to the All Progressive Congress together with Governor Bello Mataealle.

Justice Egwatu had issued the order in his ruling in an ex-parte utility filed by PDP.

After listening to the arguments canvassed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief James Onoja Ogwu, the decide held that the apprehension of the applicant in respect of the impeachment transfer was severe and justified to restrain the defendants from finishing up the alleged motion.

The decide had additionally restrained the Chief Decide of Zamfara State from constituting any panel for the aim of investigating the Deputy Governor pending the dedication of a movement on discover filed by PDP.

Different defendants within the matter are Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC; All Progressive Congress, APC; the Senate President, Speaker of Home of Representatives, Speaker of Zamfara Home of Meeting and Governor Bello Matawalle.

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