PDP Moves to Replace Governor Matawalle With His Deputy For Defecting to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party has actually intensified effort to eliminate Bello Matawalle as Governor of Zamfara after he disposed the party and joined the All Progressives Congress.

This follows the celebration obtained a court judgement which sacked David Umahi as Governor of Ebonyi state for defecting to the All Progressives Congress, the opposition party.

In a suit challenging Matawalle for decamping to APC, the Federal High Court in Abuja has now fixed April 7 for hearing of PDP’s claim against the Zamfara Governor.

The PDP is asking the court to state impeached Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu Gusau as the duly chosen governor of Zamfara State.

In the coming from summons by its legal representative, Emmanuel Ukala (SAN), PDP is looking for a declaration that follow up to the Supreme Court judgement of 2019 in APC and another Senator Kabiru Marafa and 179 others, only members of the PDP, consisting of Matawalle then, were entitled to hold the workplace of the guv and deputy guv or member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly “or occupy any position or seat as a senator or member of your home of Representatives of the Nigerian National Assembly for the function of representing any senatorial district or electoral constituency in Zamfara State for the period beginning from May 29, 2019 and ending May 28, 2023.”

PDP is also asking the court to sack about 37 members of the National Assembly and the state assembly who defected to the judgment All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Inyang Ekwo on Thursday March 10, fixed the fit following an application for joinder and the submissions of attorneys in the matter.

Lawyers to the accuseds led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) have requested for an extension of time to submit their responses to the matter.