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HON. ZAKAWANU I. GARUBA & ORS V. HON. EHI BRIGHT OMOKHODION & ORS

(2011) JELR 33088 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.3/2011  •  24 Jun 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC;

Judgement
<p>C. M. CHUKWUMA-ENEH, J.S.C (Delivering the leading : ): Following the pandemonium that broke out in the Edo State House of Assembly on 22/2/2010 over the purported removal and/or suspension of the speaker and Deputy speaker, the plaintiffs (appellants herein) by way of originating Summons supported by an affidavit of twenty six paragraphs with accompanying exhibits have claimed against the (defendants/respondents herein) at the trial Court the following reliefs, viz; </p><p> "i. A declaration that not less than two-thirds majority of the 24 members of the Edo State House of Assembly is constitutionally required under Section 92(2)(c) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 for the purpose of the removal of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, that is 16 members.</p><p> ii. A declaration that the purported removal of the 1st and 2nd plaintiffs as Speaker and Deputy Speaker by the 1st - 13th defendants is unconstitutional, null and void, with no resolution of the Edo State House of As…</p>

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