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