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Court Bars National Assembly From Taking Over Bauchi Assembly

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The Bauchi State High court on Monday issued an order of interim injunction stopping the National Assembly from planning to take over the state’s House of Assembly pending the determination of the suit before it.

The presiding judge, Justice Muazu Abubakar, directed the present speaker and deputy speaker, Abubakar Suleiman and Danlami Kawule respectively, to continue leading the Assembly till October 3 when the issue would be decided.

Mr Abubakar said after listening to, and considering the submissions made by the lawyers of the applicants: Jibrin Sa’id Jibrin, A.S Idris and U.K Adam, he ordered that statues que be maintained until the determination of the motion on notice.

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Recall that the speaker, deputy speaker and other 11 members of the assembly who participated in the house’ election had filed an application before the court, seeking an order to stop the national assembly from undertaking any action against the house.

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.

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