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Zamfara Deputy Governor Insists On PDP  

The Deputy Governor of Zamfara state Mahdi Gusau has insisted on remaining in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), despite the Governors defection to the All-Progressive Congress (APC).

This has provoked reactions and counter reactions from various quarters in government.

The lawmakers in the state had threatened to impeach Gusau over activities they considered to be a threat to the security in the state which they claimed he was involved in.

However, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, restrained the Zamfara House of Assembly from impeaching the Deputy Governor of the state.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu gave the order while delivering a ruling in an ex-parte motion with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/650/2021 brought by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), through its Lawyer, Ogwu Onoja, SAN.

Egwuatu, who ordered the defendants to maintain status quo pending the heating and determination of the motion on notice, also stopped the house from impeaching its other members who are still in the PDP.

He directed the plaintiff to serve all the defendants in the suit before Friday and adjourned the matter until July 23 for hearing of the motion on notice.

Reports reveals that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC, the Senate President, the Speaker of House of Representatives, the Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Governor Matawalle and the Chief Judge of Zamfara are 1st to 7th defendants, respectively.

The PDP, through its lawyer, have urged the court to grant its prayer in the interest of justice. The party said the court had the inherent power to grant the order.

“This is the only place we can run to, especially in a situation of chaos the state has found itself.

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