- The deputy governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, opposes the alleged efforts of political opponents to remove him
- Mahdi Gusau was on the other side of the chasm after state governor Bello Matawalle defected from PDP to APC
- The politician recently drew the anger of his director when he held a rally to confirm that he remains a PDP member
FCT, Abuja – A federal higher court in Abuja has issued a decision an order preventing the Zamfara state parliament from indicting the state’s deputy governor, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.
The nation reported that the court approved the order on Monday, July 19, after granting an ex parte motion by lawyer Ogwu James Onoja on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) n had.
As part of the order, Judge Obiora Egwuatu also retrained Governor of Zamfara State and the Chief Justice of the state from starting proceedings related to a proposed impeachment of Mahdi Gusau
Onoja informed the court that the House of Assembly and others were planning to indict the deputy governor for refusing to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Override All Progressives Congress (APC).
Preserve the status quo
The lawyer said it was urgent for the court to intervene by issuing an injunction against those seeking impeachment
The Cable reported that its The judge said he was convinced it was an extremely urgent matter which requires the intervention of the court.
He then instructed the parties to maintain the status quo pending the hearing of a submitted motion by the plaintiff.
Governor warned his deputy
Meanwhile, Zamfara State Governor B ello Matawalle has warned his deputy Mahdi Aliyu not to dare.
Matawalle warned on Saturday 17th July when he responded to a political rally held by the deputy governor to reaffirm his membership in the PDP.
The Zamfara governor said it was disrespectful to Aliyu to hold the rally without permission given the current security situation in the state.