Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Judge Assigned To Remove Speaker Tambuwal Withdraws Citing Petition Against Him

Speaker House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal
Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday withdrew from a suit instituted by a House member, Abiodun Ishaq Akinlade, seeking to compel the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal to vacate the speakership following his defection in October from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

‎The plaintiff is seeking for an order court declaring  that Tambuwal’s deputy,  Emeka Ihedioha, should take over the speakership upon the vacation of the speaker. 

The matter was consequently assigned to Justice Chukwu.

When the matter came up yesterday, the trial judge announced his withdrawal from the suit on the ground that a petition has been written against him.

Tambuwal had written a petition to the National Judicial Council NJC dated November 30 challenging the assignment of the case to Chukwu.

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