Court stops National Assembly from taking over Bauchi Assembly

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A Bauchi State High Court on Monday issued an order of interim injunction, asserting that the present speaker and deputy speaker, Abubakar Suleiman and Danlami Kawule, should continue leading the house of assembly pending the determination of the suit before it.

Justice Muazu Abubakar, who issued the order, fixed October 3, 2019 for hearing of the motion and substantive application filed by the speaker, deputy speaker and other 11 members of the assembly who participated in the house election.

Abubakar said after listening to and considering the submissions made by the lawyers of the applicants Barrister Jibrin Sa’id Jibrin, A.S Idris and U.K Adam, he hereby ordered that status qou between the parties in the suit be maintained until the determination of the motion on notice.

We gathered that the respondents in the suit included the National Assembly, Speaker House of Representatives, the house of representatives committee members, the Clerk of the National Assembly and Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Others were the Inspector General of Police, Director General Department of State Services, Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command and Director of Department of State Services Bauchi State Command and the state governor.

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