Governor Idris Wada
By Shola Oyeyipo
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will October 11 deliver judgment in suit seeking to nullify the swearing-in of Governor Idris Wada as the governor of Kogi State.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Oyebode Makinde, had, through his counsel, Alex Izinyon (SAN), asked Justice Abdul Kafarati to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in the state based on the judgment of the Supreme Court which had, on January 27, held that the tenure of five governors, including that of Kogi, had lapsed.
The legal practitioner had argued that with the Supreme Court judgment, a fresh election should be conducted in the state.
Meanwhile, there is no end in sight to the travails of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulahi Bello, as the plot to impeach him gathers memento.
While the duo of Hon. Saliu Akawu, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Hon. Henry Ojuola had both vowed that an earlier plan to oust the Speaker had been thwarted, reliable THISDAY source yesterday hinted that those behind the plot are resolute on removing the Speaker.
Though the Assembly is currently on recess, which some consider as ploy to avoid the impeachment, the source noted that the lawmakers are already holding clique meetings to perfect the plans.
The THISDAY source noted that the Speaker’s woes is predicated on fears that the suit instituted by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Hon. Oyebode Makinde may not go in favour of the governor, whereas the Speaker is considered as a pro Jibrin Isah, winner of the PDP January 2011 primary election.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, which was supposed to deliver judgment in suit seeking to nullify the swearing-in of Governor Idris Wada as the governor of Kogi State today has been postponed.