The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by the Ondo State House of Assembly over the suspension of three lawmakers.
The Court dismissed the stay of execution suit filed by the House of Assembly against the judgement of the Ondo State High court reinstating the three suspended members of the assembly.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Folayemi Omoleye, queried the appellants for bringing a frivolous suit before the Court, and ordered that the lawmakers should be reinstated immediately to resume their legislative duties.
It would be recalled that the three lawmakers were suspended by the leadership of the House in the wake of the impeachment process of the deputy governor of the state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, who dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for PDP at the time.
The lawmakers include the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju, the only woman in the , Mrs Favour Towomewo, and Wale Williams were said to have refused to sign the impeachment notice of Ajayi.
A High Court in the state had earlier invalidated the suspension of the lawmakers declaring the suspension as illegal, null and void and of no effect.
The lower court said the Speaker of the House of Assembly, as well as other members, have no power to suspend any member of the Assembly and ruled that the lawmakers should be reinstated into their positions.
But not satisfied with the judgement, the leadership of the House of Assembly approached the Court of Appeal.