Court Restates Order Asking Parties To Maintain Status Quo On Edo Deputy Governor Impeachment Suit

Justice Ahmed Muhammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, has reemphasized his earlier order that status quo be maintained in the alleged impeachment of the deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shuaibu by the governor, Godwin Obaseki, over their differences.

Justice Muhammed made the order following the inability of the State Security Service, SSS, to file an application showing cause why the main suit should not be entertained.

The trial Judge had on August 4, issued the temporary order while ruling in a motion on notice filed by Shuaib asking the court to stop the move to ease him out of office by his principal.

At the day’s proceedings, other defendants told the Judge that they were ready, having filed their processes, but the counsel for SSS, told the court that he was yet to file the application requested by the court, as they ought not to be brought into the matter in the first place.

The trial Judge however admonished the counsel, stating that he should have at least filed the process first and then mentioned his grievances in the said process for the court to take note.

Justice Mohammed adjourned the matter to August 22, urging the SSS Counsel to file his process withing 24 hours, while noting that the IGP is very aware of the matter in court.

The IGP was however, not represented in court.