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Court adjourns suit over Ekiti Speaker’s removal

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JUSTICE Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos has fixed March 10, 2015 for further hearing of a suit filed by embattled Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin and others.

   The applicants are contesting the legality of the speaker’s impeachment by a number of lawmakers considered lower than the requirement of the law.

   Seven lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state impeached Omirin, who is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC).

   As a result, Omirin and eighteen other APC lawmakers approached the court to challenge the impeachment.

At the resumed hearing of a suit on Monday, counsel to the APC lawmakers, Norrison Quakers (SAN), told Justice Seidu that they had been having difficulties in effecting service of the processes in the matter on the state governor, Ayo Fayose and other defendants owing to the security of their lives.

   Norrison had further suggested to the court to order an undertaken by the defendant’s counsel to the effect that their clients be served through them.

   But the position was opposed by E.O Afolayan, who represented Dele Adesina (SAN) for the defendants, and insisted that the order of court as to service of the processes must be complied with.

The matter was subsequently adjourned till March 10, 2015 for mention.


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