A Federal Excessive Courtroom on Friday adjourned for additional point out a go well with difficult the nomination of Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, a member of the Home of Representatives vying for the place of Speaker of the Home of Representatives within the ninth Nationwide Meeting till June 14.
Gbajabiamila was sued earlier than the court docket within the go well with with No. FHC/ABJ/CS/539/2019, by one Philip Undie, a businessman.
Undie is difficult the eligibility of Gbajabiamila to contest the speakership of the home on the bottom that he was convicted within the state of Georgia, US.
Gbajabiamila is likely one of the main candidates vying for the place.
Different respondents/defendants within the go well with are the Home of Representatives, the Lawyer-Normal of the Federation and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On the resumed sitting of the court docket, Justice Inyang Ekwo, adjourned the matter on the occasion of the primary defendant counsel, Mr. Adebowale Kamoru, who knowledgeable the court docket that he has simply been served with court docket course of this morning.
Kamoru pleaded with the court docket to grant an adjournment to allow him to check the method since he was newly served this morning.
“We’ve got undertaken to gather the service of the originating course of on behalf of the primary defendant, the primary defendant has now been served. We’ll research the method and reply appropriately.
Earlier, the plaintiff counsel, Mr. Olasupo Azeez, knowledgeable the court docket that there was a pending software of the plaintiff searching for for the depart of the court docket to serve the defendant the originating course of.
”The second respondent was served on Might 31, we apply to withdraw the movement ex parte on this matter having been undertaken by the occasion. We additionally urged the court docket to refuse the applicant’s celebration searching for to hitch within the go well with on the bottom that they haven’t proven why they’re searching for to be joined on this matter,” Azeez prayed.
Justice Ekwo, nevertheless, granted the adjournment and adjourned the go well with until June 14 for additional point out.