Plot To Unseat Nigerian Lower House Leader Tambuwal Fails As Court Refuses PDP Reps’ Request

The bid by a member of the House of Representatives (Ogun DPD), Hon Abiodun Akinlade, to unseat the Speaker of the House, Hon Aminu Tambuwal, has failed as Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja asked Akinlade to put Tambuwal on notice.

In the suit, the plaintiff is seeking an order ofmandamusto compel the speaker to vacate his seat.The PDP, which is also a party in the suit through its lawyer, Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN), in a motionex parte, is challenging the defection of Tambuwal from the PDP to the AllProgressives Congress (APC).

The plaintiff is praying the court to compel Tambuwal to vacate his membership of the House, having regard to his defection on October 28.Justice Mohammed, after listening to theex parteapplication, ordered the plaintiff to put the respondents on notice.

He adjourned the matter till December 12 for hearing.Akinlade also named Tambuwal and the Deputy Speaker of the the House of Representatives, Hon Emeka Ihedioha as co-defendants to the suit.

In a different ruling, Justice Mohammed had also stopped the chairmen of Kebbe and Tambuwal Local Government Councils in Sokoto state, Bala Konkani and Sambo Bello Modo respectively from joining as co-defendants in the suit filed by Tambuwal, challenging the removal of his security details .
Tambuwal is also urging the court to stop the PDP members in the House from declaring his seat vacant.

Source: Osun Defender
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