Senate: Court Halts Saraki’s Move To Declare Akpabio’s Seat Vacant

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An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President, Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant on the 15th of August.

The Judge, Justice Othman Musa also ordered Saraki not to obstruct Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or take any action aimed at limiting his privileges and rights as a Senator pending the determination of the originating Summons of the applicant.”

The orders were made after an ex parte application by Akpabio’s lawyers, Chikaosolu Ojukwu and Ebere Ahanonu, seeking to stop moves to declare his seat vacant after his decampment from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The suit has been adjourned to August 29 for further hearing.

See the court paper:

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