The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed febuary 4th for hearing of the suit where the People Democratic Party (PDP) is asking for the sack of the former speaker of the house of representatives speaker, Yakubu Dogara for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) while still bearing the mandate of the party.
At the resumed hearing of the suit, the lawyer to the plaintiffs, Jibril Jibril urged the court to shorten the time for the hearing of the suit owing to the fact that Dogara is already enjoying legislative priviledges as a member of the house of representatives.
Justice Okon Abang. After listening to the lawyers to the defendants who did not oppose the application to shorten the time fixed fourth of february, 2021 for hearing.
Dogara, representing DASS, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, defected from the APC to the PDP before the last general election and won a re-election to the house on the platform of the pdp.
The PDP and its Bauchi State Chairman Hamza Koshe Akuyam, listed as plaintiffs in the suit, are contending, among others, that by virtue of section 68(1)(g) of the constitution, Dogara ought to vacate the seat for defecting from the party that sponsored him to the ninth national assembly before the expiration of his tenure.