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#POLITICS: Speakership Tussle: Court Fixes June 7 to Hear Suit Against Gbajabiamila

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The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, slated June 7 to hear a suit seeking to disqualify Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila from vying to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly.

Justice Iyang Ekwo directed that copies of the legal processes should be served on the embattled lawmaker to enable him to respond to issues that were raised against him.

The court was in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/539/2019, urged to declare that Hon. Gbajabiamila who was cited as the 1st Defendant, “is not fit and proper to be elected as a Member of the House of Representatives and/or as the Speaker of the House of Representatives”.

Equally joined as Defendants in the matter were the House of Reps, the Attorney General of the Federation, and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The plaintiff, Mr. Philip Undie, who identified himself as a tax payer, in a 25 paragraphed affidavit, told the court that he has evidence that the 1st Defendant was convicted by the Supreme Court of Georgia in 2007.

Consequently, he asked the court to determine, “Whether upon the construction of section 66 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, vis-à-vis the judgement of the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, Atlanta, USA, in Suit No. SO6YO829 in the matter of Femi Gbaja, the 1st Defendant is fit and proper person to be elected to the House of Representatives and/or to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives”.

When the matter came up on Monday, counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Ayodele Justice, told the court that he found it difficult to serve the processes on the lawmaker.

He informed the court that he would file a motion for leave to effect the service through substituted means.

However, Justice Ekwo, said he was not impressed that the plaintiff had yet to serve the processes on the 1st Defendant to enable hearing to commence on the matter.

He noted that the suit, being a public interest litigation, ought to be accorded speedy hearing.

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