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Published On: Tue, Jul 23rd, 2019

Court stops NASS from taking over Bauchi Assembly

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From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi

The Bauchi state High Court has on Monday issued an order of interim injunction ordering stopping the National Assembly from taking further action on the leadership crises bedeviling the Bauchi House of Assembly pending the determination of the suit before it.
The order came as the National Assembly is set to receive a report from the committee it sent to Bauchi State to probe the leadership crisis rocking the state assembly since its inauguration last month.
Justice Muazu Abubakar who issued the order fixed October 3rd 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, and hereby ordered that status qou between the parties in the suit be maintained until the determination of the motion on notice.
The respondents in the suit include 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 are; 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.
The present Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the person of Abubakar Suleiman and Danlami Kawule were elected by 13 out of the 31 law makers while 18 APC law makers elected kawuwa Damian outside the chamber as speaker.

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