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Court halts Fayose's impeachment, Omirin, APC lawmakers actions set aside

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A Federal High Court in Abuja today, set aside all actions and

activities of the impeached former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of

Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and the All Progressives Congress (APC)

lawmakers from November 21, 2014 till date, including the purported

commencement of impeachment proceeding and notice alleging misconduct

against the Stare Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and his Deputy, Dr

Olusola Eleka.
Justice E. Chukwu gave the ruling on an Exparte Application in Suit

Number FHC/ABJ/CS/361/15 filed by the Speaker of the State House of

Assembly, Rt Hon Dele Olugbemi and six other Peoples Democratic Party

(PDP) lawmakers.
The judge also granted plaintiffs in the suit leave to serve the

originating summons on the defendants through newspaper

Olugbemi and six others had filed the suit, seeking an order of the

court declaring the seats 19 lawmakers vacant having abdicated their

functions since November 21, 2014 and also an order restraining the

police from aiding, abetting or assisting the lawmakers from carrying

out any illegal act.
Apart from Omirin and the APC legislators, also joined as defendants

in the suit are the Inspector General of Police and the Independent

National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Hearing of the Motion on Notice has been adjourned till May 13.

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