The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, adjourned the suit seeking to remove Zamfara State’s governor, Bello Matawalle, over his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on June 29.
The suit was filed on June 17 before the governor defected by two PDP members from Zamfara State- Sani Kaura Ahmed and Abubakar Muhammed.
They were both aggrieved that the governor took the electoral victory he earned on the PDP platform to the rival APC.
At the resumption of proceedings on Friday, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Kanu Agabi, withdrew two interlocutory applications seeking to stop the governor and his deputy from defecting from the party.
The applications had not been heard by the court before Matawalle defected. Matawalle’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, said Matawalle, did not oppose Agabi’s request to withdraw the application on Friday.
The judge, Inyang Ekwo, then struck out the application and adjourned the case till September 29.