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Muazu Survives Impeachment Move
Alhaji Adamu Muaza

Muazu Survives Impeachment Move

A Federal High Court ‎in Abuja n Tuesday dismissed the suit instituted by an aspirant to the House of Representatives from Adamawa state, Aliyu Buba Gurin, seeking to unseat the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Adamu Mu’azu.

The court also dismissed the counter claim brought by the immediate past chairman of the party who is the second defendant in the suit, Bamanga Tukur, seeking his reinstatement.

Meanwhile, Tukur has stated that he would challenge the judgement at the Court of Appeal.

Gurin had asked the court to unseat Mu’azu and at the same time stopped him from presiding over the forth coming PDP convention.

Tukur, who was the second defendant in the suit, brought a counter claim supporting all the reliefs sought by the plaintiff.

The plaintiff  had joined PDP, Bamanga Tukur, Mu’azu and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as first to fourth respondents.

Delivering judgement in the suit, the trial judge, Justice Evoh Chukwu, held that the court had jurisdiction to entertain the matter on the grounds that the suit sought the court’s interpretation of some sections of the constitution.

He held that when it appears that a political party had breached its internal provisions, the court might  be invited to determine the level of complicity.

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