Tambuwal: Court stops PDP Reps from reconvening

TambuwalThe Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, Monday, issued an interim order of injunction stopping the House of Representatives from reconvening until Friday, November when a motion ex-parte that was lodged before it by Speaker of the House, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, would be heard.

Tambuwal announce his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, October 28, after which he adjourned sitting of the House to December 3.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed who gave the order, further directed the PDP, its Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’Azu, and five other defendants in the matter, to appear before the court on that date to show cause why the reliefs being sought by the Speaker should not be granted.

The court ordered all the parties to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion before it,  saying the order was necessary so as to preserve the ‘Res’ of the matter that was brought before it by the Speaker and the APC.

Members of the APC in the House had filed a motion on notice asking the court to stop the Federal Government, the PDP and their agents from reconvening the House until December 3.

Lawmakers of the APC, led by House Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, had gone to court after they suspected that PDP lawmakers were planning to reconvene the House in defiance of its leadership.

Moving the application, counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr. Sunday Ameh, SAN, told the court that despite the pendency of a substantive suit that was filed by his clients last week Friday, he said that the defendants were still plotting to remove Tambuwal as Speaker of the House.