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PDP kicks as court adjourns Tambuwal’s suit

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the suit that was filed before it by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, sine-die

Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the matter sine-die (indefinitely) to await the outcome of an appeal challenging the refusal of the high court to join a group of lawmakers from Sokoto state as interested parties to Tambuwal’s suit.

Those that sought to be joined in the substantive suit were ‎Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki who is representing Tambuwal East, Suleiman Hantsi (Tambuwal West) and Shuaibu Umar (Kebbe Constituency).

The second set of applicants were the people of Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency of Sokoto State led by the Chairman of Kebbe Local Government Area, Bala Konkani, and Chairman of Tambuwal Local Government Area,  Sambo Modo‎.


The applicants had through their lawyers Mr. Israel Olorundare, SAN, and Moyosore Onigbanjo,SAN, indicated their intention to oppose the move to remove Tambuwal as Speaker, contending that such action would deprive them of representation in the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, both Tambuwal and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, opposed their request to be joined as interested parties in the suit.

Consequently, Justice Ahmed in a ruling on December 1, refused the joinder-applications on the premise that the subject matter of the suit before the court could effectively be decided.


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