The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, withdrew the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the clerk of the National Assembly and the clerk of the Senate from giving effect to the judgment which, according to Vanguard’s report, sacked Ifeanyi Ubah from the Senate.

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In an interim order issued by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the court ordered the parties concerned not to take any action to implement the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory dated 11 April 2019, as well as the judgment of the same court dated 17 January 2020, pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice brought before it by Senator Ubah.

Specifically, Justice Taiwo granted: “An interim order restraining the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Defendants or their assigns, privies, servants, or any other person acting under them or in concert with them or on their behalf howsoever named from taking any step aimed at giving effect to the Judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered on the 11th day of April, 2019 in Suit No.: CV/3044/2018 and the Ruling of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered on the 17th of January, 2020 in Motion No: FCT/HC/M/1631/2019, pending the hearing and determination of the motion of interlocutory Injunction filed herein”.
The court further fixed February 6 to hear Ubah’s suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/59/2020.