A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the prayer of a group seeking to get Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila from emerging as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In a chamber ruling, Justice Abdul Kafarati, instead of restraining the House of Reps from accepting the nomination of Hon. Gbajabiamila as an aspirant for the office of the Speaker, directed the plaintiff to go and put the defendant on notice.
Justice Kafarati ordered the service of all the relevant court processes on Gbajabiamila to enable him to appear in court on June 18 to show cause why he should not be disqualified from holding the Speakership position following his alleged conviction by the Supreme Court of Georgia in 2007.
The plaintiff in the matter, the Registered Trustees of Social Justice and Civil Rights Awareness Initiative, had in the suit they lodged through their lawyer, Mr. Chukwuma Nwachukwu, contended that Hon. Gbajabiamila is not morally fit to head the third arm of governance in Nigeria.
The group adduced evidence indicating that Gbajabiamila was on February 26, 2007, “convicted in the state of Georgia for unethical practices and was debarred as a lawyer for 36 months”.