Defection: Court restrains Zamfara Assembly from impeachment against deputy governor

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Aliyu Mahdi Gusau, Deputy Governor, Zamfara State

ABUJA – Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja, has restrained the Zamfara State House of Assembly, the Chief Judge and others from making any move to impeach the Deputy Governor od the state, Aliyu Mahdi Gusau.

The deputy governor refused to defect with his Governor, Bello Mattawale to the APC which is causing political tension in the state and there are serious moves to commence the impeachment of Mr. Aliyu his decision to remain with the PDP.

However, Justice Egwuatu ruling in the ex-parte application filed by the on Monday through her lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief James Onoja Ogwu, held that the apprehension of the applicant in respect of the impeachment move was serious and justified to restrain the defendants from carrying the alleged action.

The judge also restrained the Chief Judge of Zamfara State from constituting any panel for the purpose of investigating Gusau pending the determination of a motion on notice filed by the PDP.

defendants in the matter are Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, the Senate President, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Speaker of Zamfara and Governor Bello Matawalle.