JUST IN: Suit challenging Dogara’s defection gets judgment date

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday fixed April 11, 2022 for the judgment in a suit instituted by a lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, through United Global Resolve for Peace challenging the defection of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Dogara who is represents Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state in House of Representatives had on July 24, 2020 defected to the ruling APC citing anomalies in the PDP leadership, particularly in his state, Bauchi.

Olajengbesi had in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/883/2020 filed on 3rd August 2020, prayed the court to declare vacant the seat of the Dogara at the House of the Representatives, and order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a bye-election to fill the vacant seat.

At the resumed court session today, the court informed all counsels in the matter that the judgment was not ready and further adjourned the matter to April 11, 2022 for judgment.

Defendants in the suit are; the former Speaker (1), PDP (2), APC (3), Speaker of the House of Representatives (4), INEC (5); and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (6).

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