Judge Withdraws from Tambuwal Suit…Returns Case Files to Chief Judge

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 Judge Withdraws from Tambuwal Suit…Returns Case Files to Chief Judge

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal
Justice Evoh Chukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has withdrawn from a suit filed by a Peoples Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives, Abiodun Akinlade, against the Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal.

The development followed the petition sent to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, by Tambuwal.

Akinlade had in his suit sought an order declaring Tambuwal’s seat vacant on account of his defection from the PDP, which sponsored his election to the House, to the All Progressives Congress.

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The plaintiff had also sought an order directing the Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, to take over as the Speaker.

But Tambuwal had, in a petition, contested the assignment of the case to Justice Chukwu.

The Speaker asked the Chief Judge to re-assign the case to another judge of the Federal High Court as Justice Chukwu was likely to be bias against him in view of the judge’s previous pronouncement in a related case.

Justice Chukwu announced his withdrawal from the suit on Tuesday.

The judge said he had returned the case file to the Chief Judge in view of Tambuwal’s petition for re-assignment to another judge.


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