Defection: Court restrains Zamfara Assembly from impeachment against deputy governor

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Aliyu Mahdi Gusau, Deputy Governor, State

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

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

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

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

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