A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the impeachment transfer towards Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu Gusau.
Justice Obiora Egwatu stopped the Zamfara State House of Assembly from taking any additional step to question the deputy governor over his refusal to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The state governor, Bello Matawalle, not too long ago defected to the APC from the PDP and he and his deputy has been at loggerheads since then over the previous’s refusal to additionally defect to the APC.
Justice Egwatu gave the ruling on Monday comply with an ex parte utility filed by the PDP.
After listening to the arguments canvassed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief James Onoja Ogwu, the decide held that the apprehension of the applicant in respect of the impeachment transfer was severe and justified to restrain the defendants from finishing up the alleged motion.
The decide additionally restrained the Chief Judge of Zamfara State from constituting any panel for the aim of investigating Gusau pending the willpower of a movement on discover filed by the PDP, Daily Post studies.
Other defendants within the matter are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, the Senate President, Speaker of House of Representatives, Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly and Governor Matawalle.
Aliyu is the son of a former National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Muhammed Gusau.
Aside from refusing to defect to the APC like his boss, Aliyu additionally not too long ago addressed a rally of the PDP, the platform that introduced the 2 of them to energy, to reaffirm his loyalty to the celebration.
It seems the transfer didn’t go down effectively with Matawalle as he informed the Hausa Service of Deutsch Welle on Sunday that he was getting fed up with Aliyu’s disrespectful perspective.
“I won’t join issues with him. But if he dares me, I will give him the treatment he deserves,” Matawalle stated.
The governor’s interview and risk got here some hours after the state House of Assembly invited the Aliyu to elucidate why he held the rally with out regard for the present insecurity state of affairs within the state.