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Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by ola20155: 1:33pm On Jul 22, 2015
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday refused to grant an interim order stopping the appointment or selection of the Minority Leader of the Senate, a decision which may clear the way for a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio‎, to step into the position.

The plaintiffs – Alaye Pedro and Dr. Okechukwu Ibeh – had in their ex parte application for the interim order indicated that Akpabio had been tipped for the position in breach of the Senate Standing Order which prohibits appointment of a first term senator like the former governor into any principal office of the Senate.

But Justice Gabriel Kolawole, after hearing the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Mr. B. J Akomolafe on Tuesday, dismissed majority of their prayers contained in the ex parte application, holding in his ruling on Wednesday that the plaintiffs not being members of the Senate, lacked the locus standi file the suit and be granted such application.

The judge then adjourned the main suit till October 5‎ and opted to return the case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court who will re-assign same to another judge when the court resumes from its ongoing vacation.

‎Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Akpabio are the first and second respondents to the suit, which is marked FHC/ABJ/CS/602/2015.
The rest of the respondents are 16 PDP senators from the South-South, the region to which the Peoples Democratic Party as the leading minority party in the Senate had zoned the position of the Minority Leader.

The other respondents include Senators Nelson Effiong‎, Bassey Albert, Emmanuel Paulker, Ogola Foster, Ben Murray Bruce, John Enoh, Gershom Bassey, Rose Oko, James Manager and Peter Nwaoboshi.

Others are Senators Ighoyota Amori, Clifford Ordia, Mathew‎ Urhoghide, George Sekibo, Olaka Nwogu, and Osinakchukwu Ideozu.

In rejecting the plaintiffs’ prayer for the interim restraining order on Wednesday, Justice Kolawole held that he was not convinced that the plaintiffs, not being members of the Senate, had the locus standi to institute the action.

‎Justice Kolawole also refused to grant the plaintiffs’ request for an order for abridging the time within which the respondents to the suit have to file their defence.


source:http://www.punchng.com/news/court-refuses-to-stop-appointment-of-senate-minorit
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Nobody: 1:34pm On Jul 22, 2015
If I talk say this thread make sense to me make Saraki............kiss me for head grin Can the Almighty Men of Political Analysis come tell us in Olodo man English what is going on
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Unsad(m): 1:34pm On Jul 22, 2015
Kai lool
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by kay1one2(m): 1:46pm On Jul 22, 2015
Lalasticlala do fast before this food cold!

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Jorussia(m): 1:58pm On Jul 22, 2015
.If Saraki dare announce akpabio as the minority leader, against wish of majority of PDP senators, i don't see him surviving the next 2months as Senate President.

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by bestman09(m): 2:03pm On Jul 22, 2015
Too much drama everywhere
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Demmocrats(m): 2:03pm On Jul 22, 2015
Please will this info change the price of dollar
www.

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by olorunosebi(m): 2:03pm On Jul 22, 2015
kk
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Georgekyrian(m): 2:03pm On Jul 22, 2015
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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by smudge2079(m): 2:03pm On Jul 22, 2015
politicking....hmmm
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Nobody: 2:03pm On Jul 22, 2015
Hmmmmmmm

"Gbese re o, e just dey FIRE...... e no dey TIRE.......o nyi bi tyre"

***Singing Gbese by Lil Kesh***


Dis na real Gbese (Debt) to PDP shocked

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by koplisun: 2:04pm On Jul 22, 2015
They are never satisfied. These are the people who just want the corruption to continue. To them state money is their entitlement. Especially Akpabio, he feels he's doing the people too much good to ever be challenged. I wonder who he was before PDP.

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by starlight101(m): 2:04pm On Jul 22, 2015
Jorussia:
.If Saraki dare announce akpabio as the minority leader, against wish of majority of PDP senators, i don't see him surviving the next 2months as Senate President.
Hmmm nigeria president has spoken

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by dridowu: 2:04pm On Jul 22, 2015
Majority leader wahala minority leader wahala
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Richie0974: 2:05pm On Jul 22, 2015
Why must everything in Naija be about struggle.... To get to every position..
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Creamz(m): 2:05pm On Jul 22, 2015
If James Manager who happens to be the highest ranking senator from the south south in the senate is refused the position of minority leader, because his state already has minority leader in the house of Reps, then I think the next ranking senator should be made the minority leader and not Akpabio who is going to the Senate for the first time.

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Mega005(m): 2:05pm On Jul 22, 2015
Ok oo
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Ponomote(m): 2:05pm On Jul 22, 2015
Wetin concern me?
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Adenugay(m): 2:06pm On Jul 22, 2015
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by anselm791(m): 2:07pm On Jul 22, 2015
We almost forgot about akpabio there for a second, can the efcc pls move in on him now?

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Tobyjosh123(m): 2:07pm On Jul 22, 2015
hmmmm no comment sha!!!!
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Opinedecandid(m): 2:07pm On Jul 22, 2015
They just can't and won't!
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by uzo200(m): 2:07pm On Jul 22, 2015
na wa oooo
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by deprince316: 2:07pm On Jul 22, 2015
And u been senator who knows the heartbeat of the PDP senators... shebi?
Jorussia:
.If Saraki dare announce akpabio as the minority leader, against wish of majority of PDP senators, i don't see him surviving the next 2months as Senate President.

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Jorussia(m): 2:08pm On Jul 22, 2015
starlight101:
Hmmm nigeria president has spoken
I claim your prophecy by fire by force in Jesus name.
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by ilobasama(m): 2:09pm On Jul 22, 2015
These guys should just leave all this drama and get to work. Where they elected for this
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by bongotv(m): 2:09pm On Jul 22, 2015
Ok
Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Jorussia(m): 2:09pm On Jul 22, 2015
deprince316:
And u been senator who knows the heartbeat of the PDP senators... shebi?
my guy,how him want take survive opposition from both unity forum and majority PDP senators?

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by EdCure: 2:10pm On Jul 22, 2015
The litany of litigations plagueing the emergence of principal officers of this 8th National Assembly lays credence to the fact that most of its members are only out to promote their personal and parochial interests. Not party nor national.

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Re: Court Refuses To Stop Appointment Of Senate Minority Leader by Tobyjosh123(m): 2:11pm On Jul 22, 2015
it is well my people.

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