Zamfara PDP suffers setback as court clears Matawalle’s defection, awards N4m compensation

The Zamfara State Authorities has recommended the judgment delivered by Justice Bappa Aliyu of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Gusau, the state capital, that Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has the suitable to defect from the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the structure of each political events states, in addition to the nation’s 1999 Structure, didn’t prohibit him.

In response to the Publicity Secretary of the APC within the state, Mallam Yusuf Idris Gusau, the PDP is saddened by the governor’s defection alongside along with his teaming supporters together with members of state and nationwide assemblies from the state and has been pursuing the governor with threats, intimidation and courtroom orders for him to return.

“In his ruling, the Federal Excessive Court docket Choose, who identified that the case was neither a preelection nor postelection matter which might have been an elections Petitions Tribunal case stated the Federal Excessive Court docket lacked the jurisdiction to deal with it.

“On the request by the plaintiffs, together with Bashir Saleh, Abduhamid Haruna and Ibrahim Muhammad Turaki to take away the governor, claiming he needed to be of their celebration to stay in workplace as offered via their counsel, J C Shakaka, Justice Aliyu knowledgeable them that it’s only an elections petitions tribunal or the state Home of Meeting which have the facility to take action.

“He, subsequently, charged the plaintiffs to pay the sum of N1 million to every of the 4 defendants comprising the state Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, the APC, INEC and the Lawyer Common of the Federation as compensation for losing their time,” he stated.

In response to Mallam Gusau, this has subsequently put to relaxation any additional declare by the PDP on Matawalle sitting on their mandate, saying that the mandate belongs to the individuals of Zamfara and is entrusted in Matawalle.

“We, as a celebration on the APC workplace beneath the management of Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani want to once more commend the Nigerian judicial system for standing agency by the reality with out worry or favour.

“We notably commend the counsel to Governor Matawalle, Mr Mike Nzekwume (SAN) for his resilience within the defence of the rule of legislation and urge him to stick with it,” he added.

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