Court sacks Delta deputy speaker

Court sacks Delta deputy speaker

The Delta state high court sitting at Kwale in the Ndokwa West local government area of the state has removed the deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Friday Osanebi over alleged falsification of information.


The court order that was presided over by Justice V.I. Ofezi ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to immediately withdraw the certificate of return it issued the deputy speaker and issue same to Emeka Odegbe, saying he is the validly nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general election.

Meanwhile, the deputy speaker was not present at the house during today's plenary as he was said to be monitoring the court judgment.

The lawmaker who represents Ndokwa East in the house was on his second term before his removal.

 

 Report by Dele  Fasan

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