Tuesday, 2 December 2014

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Court refuses PDP’s bid to unseat Aminu Tambuwal

THE Federal High Court, Abuja Division, yesterday turned down the request of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for an order of mandamus to compel Aminu Tambuwal to vacate his seat as Speaker of the House of Representatives following his defection from the majority party (PDP).

Ruling on an ex-parte application filed on behalf of PDP by Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN), Justice Ahmed Mohammed rather than accede to the party’s request, ordered it to put Tambuwal and two others on notice over the ex parte application seeking to unseat him.

In the ex-parte request, PDP is challenging the propriety of Tambuwal holding up to the Speakership after defecting to the All Progressives 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, 2014.

Upon the refusal of the ex-parte application, Justice Mohammed consequently adjourned till December 12, 2014 for hearing.

-Osun Defender

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