High court sacks deputy speaker of Delta Assembly

High court sacks deputy speaker of Delta Assembly

- A high court has ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return it issued Friday Osanebi and issue same to Emeka Odegbe

- Odegbe is said to be the validly nominated candidate of the PDP in the 2015 general election

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

Vanguard reports that the court has ordered the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return it issued Friday Osanebi and issue same to Emeka Odegbe.

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The court presided over by Justice Ofezi ruled that Odegbe is the validly nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general election.

Meanwhile, the joint session of National Assembly has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to ensure the return of the Senate's mace within twenty-four hours.

NAIJ.com reported that the protesters on Wednesday, April 18, stormed the Senate chamber and stole the mace.

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The alleged thugs were supporters of a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege. The thugs left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV. The mace is the symbol of authority in the parliament.

A security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly, said he was told by the protesters they were officers with the senator.

Recall that before his suspension, Omo-Agege had openly opposed the red chamber's elections reordering bill and subsequently instituted a case against the Senate in court to avoid being punished for his actions.

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