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Unity Forum Senators Withdraw Suit Against Saraki, Ekweremadu


By Niyi Adeyi – The suit filed against the Senate President Bukola Saraki by some ruling All progressives Congress (APC), under the “Unity Forum” on alteration to the upper legislative house Standing Orders 2015, before his election and Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu Tuesday, June 9, has been struck out.

In his ruling Monday, Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court in Abuja pronounced end to further hearing on the matter after the plaintiffs, including:  Abu Ibrahim, Kabir Marafa, Ajayi Boroffice, Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuni, presented application requesting for withdrawal of the suit.

The application, according to the plaintiffs’ Counsel, Chief Mamman Osuman (SAN), was due to the fact that the essence of the suit had been overtaken by events.

The complainants also noted that the Senate leadership under Saraki and Ekweremadu, despite the pendency of the suit, had already carried out several legislative actions and functions, among which the constitution of different committees for the 8th Senate.

Earlier, the suit prayed the court to stop the duo of Saraki and Ekweremadu from exercising the powers vested on the occupants of their positions.

It would be recalled Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who first heard the suit on July 28, refused to issue an interim order of injunction against the defendants as sought by the plaintiffs.


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