Read What Federal High Court Did To Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Removal Suit

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The suit seeking the removal of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu from office on Monday, December 14, suffered another setback.

Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, during the plenary today

Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.


This Day reports that the federal high court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Ademola Adeniyi, has reserved judgment in the suit seeking to remove the Senate President and his deputy from office for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Orders 2015, which brought them to power.

It was reported that when the matter came up for hearing, the parties involved adopted their written addresses, and in a response the trial judge adjourned indefinitely for judgment. He said the date for the judgment would be made known to the parties involved.

In the suit, the plaintiffs, Senators Abu Ibrahim, Kabir Marafa, Ajayi Boroffice, Olugbenga and Suleiman Hunkuni, had requested the court to abandon the supposed election of Saraki and Ekweremadu as well as set aside the Senate Standing Order 2015 as amended.

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Chief Mamman Osuman (SAN), prayed the court to obliterate the submissions of the defendants, and requested a dismissal of the suit for lacking in merit.

The legal luminary also told the court that the exhibits placed before it by the plaintiffs, which include the votes and proceedings of the Senate are deemed to be properly before the court.

The plaintiffs also asked the court to among other things to make an order that will enable the 8th Senate elect it’s Presiding officers in accordance with the provisions of Section 54(1) of the constitution and Rules 3(3) of the Senate Standing Order 2011, as amended.

Other defendants in the suit aside Saraki are: Ekweremadu, the Clerk of the National Assembly, the Clerk of the Senate, the Senate and the National Assembly.


The plaintiff also prayed the court to declare that the Senate President and his deputy in pursuant to the Senate Standing Order 2015 and contrary to the provisions of Rules 3(3) of the Senate Standing Order is wrongful, invalid, illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.

Just recently, the of the president of the Senate, as the lawmaker representing Kwara central senatorial district.

Recall that irked APC senators protested the emergence of Saraki and Ekweremmadu as Senate President and Deputy, respectively. The lawmakers raised objections on the election at a plenary session of the Senate. It was reported that Sen. Kabir Marafa, representing Zamfara Central on the platform of the APC, raised a “point of order” over the election at the plenary. It was also reported that 57 out of 108 senators nominated and endorsed Saraki and Ekweremmadu as the Senate President and Deputy.

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