Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal on Friday, October31, 2014 dragged the Federal Government, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Inspector General of Police, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Attorney General of the Federation before the Abuja division of Federal High Court for allegedly trying to unseat him as Speaker and the withdrawal of his security details.
Daily Sun reports that Tambuwal’s counsel, Jubrin Okutepa (SAN) filed the suit, praying the court to declare moves to oust the Speaker as unlawful and unconstitutional. H further asked the court to order that Tambuwal remain in the House as Speaker until his tenure expires on Friday, June 5, 2015.
In addition, Tambuwal wants the court to order the reinstatement of his security aides since he has not been removed as Speaker as well as barring the defendants from infringing on his rights as Speaker and to bar INEC from organising a bye-election to replace him.
He also wants the court to give an order of perpetual injunction restraining INEC from accepting any nomination of candidates or organising a bye – election for the purpose of replacing him.
Tambuwal said: “That I know that on the 30th day of October, 2014, the IG at the behest of defendants withdrew my security details hereby exposing me to danger of bodily harm all in their bid to forcibly remove from office”