Saturday, 3 October 2015

Court Reaffirms Sack Of #PDP Assembly Member in #Benue

A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue state capital and presided over by Justice Binta Nyako yesterday reaffirmed the sack of a member of the Benue State House of Assembly representing Oju 2, Mr. Mathew Ire of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The court also ordered that the petitioner Agi Micheal Adigwu, also of the PDP, who contested the House of Assembly primaries in November 29 last year be immediately sworn-in by the Benue state House of Assembly.

Counsel to the sacked lawmaker (respondent), Mr. Andrew Wombo, had filed a motion against the sack of his client at the Federal High court in Abuja, urging it to grant an application for stay of execution.

But the Court had referred the matter back to Makurdi for onward reconsideration and ordered that the case be retried on its merit.

This was because the Benue State House of Assembly defiled the court order and refused to swear in Adigwu, who was declared by the court as the rightful winner of the election.

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