Court Declines To Stop Akpabio From Senate Minority Leader

This info am about to share is from the horses mouth. Continue reading below....

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole has refused to grant Exparte Injunction against the Senate from recognizing Chief Godswill Akpabio as Minority Leader.
Court Declines To Stop Akpabio From Senate Minority Leader
Two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Alaye Pedro and Dr Okechukwu Ibeh had sought an order restraining the Senate President, Dr Bukola ‎Saraki and members of the PDP caucus from the South-South in the Senate from appointing Senator Akpabio as Senate Minority Leader by a procedure which they claimed was in breach of the Senate Standing Order.

Justice Kolawole on Wednesday in his ruling queried the locus standi of the applicants and went further to dismiss the applicants’ relief of an interim order restraining the Senate President and the Senate PDP Caucus from selecting Senator Akpabio as Senate Minority Leader.

The judge however granted the applicants prayer of an order of substituted service of processes by publication in two national newspapers and consequently adjourned the matter to October 5,2015‎ for mention. Analysts believe that with the judgement and the overwhelming endorsement by the Senate leadership, the PDP and the South-South caucus of the party in the‎ Senate, Senator Akpabio may be elected as the Minority Leader when the Senate resumes on July 28, 2015.

Mr. Anietie Ekong, a public affairs analyst writes this article from Abuja.

1 comments so far

Thumbs Up! Akpabio will succeed