Court Refuses to Stop Impeachment Proceedings Against Zamfara Deputy Governor

News - by RadioNow / Feb. 15th, 2022

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has rejected an appeal to stop the Zamfara State House of Assembly from continuing with the impeachment proceedings initiated against the Deputy Governor, Mahadi Gusau.

The judge, Inyang Ekwo, on Monday turned down the request of the lawyers to Mr. Gusau and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had sought an order directing parties to maintain the status quo.

Justice Ekwo, instead, fixed March 10 for a definite hearing in the suit.

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, had last year defected from the PDP – the party on whose platform he rose to power, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Gusau, the deputy governor, refused to defect to the APC with the governor, a development believed to be the major source of acrimony between the two of them.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Chief Judge, Kulu Aliyu, has inaugurated a seven-member panel to investigate allegations against the deputy governor, following a request by the State House of Assembly.

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