Court Rules On Bauchi Assembly Election

A Federal High Court sitting in Bauchi has restrained Hon. Kawuwa Shehu Damina from parading himself as Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

The Court also restrained Hon. Tukur Ibrahim from parading himself as Deputy Speaker.

This followed an application filed by Hon. Abubakar Suleiman and 12 other lawmakers of the Bauchi Assembly.

Newsflash247 reports that the Order of Interim Injunction was granted by the Presiding Judge, Justice A.M Karin Madaki, on Friday.

Newsflash247 had reported that Kawuwa Shehu Damina and Abubakar Suleiman emerged Speakers from separate inauguration held by the two factions of members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly on Thursday, June 20th, 2019.

11 members, comprising eight from the PDP, one from NNPP and two from the APC, elected Abubakar Suleiman as Speaker and Danlami Ahmed Kawule of the PDP as his Deputy.

On the other hand, the other 20 APC lawmakers at a separate inauguration at the premises of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, elected Kawuwa Shehu Damina as Speaker and Tukur Ahmed as his Deputy.

Delivering judgment on Friday, the Judge ruled thus: “Having listened to the learned Counsel to the Plaintiffs/Applicants Ben Ogbuchi, ESQ, Mukhtar A. Usman ESQ, O.P Egbe-Okpenge, ESQ move the Court in terms of their motion Ex-Parte dated and filed on 21/06/2019.

“I hereby order that an Order of Interim Injunction be and is hereby made, restraining the 3rd and 4th Respondents/Defendants from parading themselves out and/or parading themselves, purporting to act in whatever manner as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly respectively pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.”

He later adjourned the matter to July, 2nd, 2019 for Motion on Notice.

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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