Impeached speaker of Kuje Area Council, Honourable Aisha Yakubu was yesterday reinstated through an injunction by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The court order with suit No: FCT/HC/CV/2609/2015 with motion No: M/9516/2015 served to the legislative arm, ordered the immediate reinstatement of the impeached speaker.
The court order read: “The defendants, whether by themselves or their agents howsoever constituted, restrain from harassing and intimidating, preventing the applicant from carrying out the duties of her office as the speaker of the House pending the final determination of the originating summon already filed and served.
“Leave of this honorable court is also hereby granted restraining the defendants from forcing the plaintiff to handover government properties in her possession as the speaker of the House,” it stated.
Speaking to newsmen, the reinstated speaker said her impeachment was not in line with the usual process as there was no formal sitting or notice served to her before the action was taken.
She said that her impeachment was just announced by a radio house without her notice, adding that the decision was not by the majority of the House.
According to her, “On July 31, I was in my house in the evening when I heard on radio that I have been impeached by the legislative arm of Kuje Area Council.
“Is it not abnormal to impeach someone without hearing or reason? Only to be announced by a radio house that I have been impeached. That is not done in any civilised society.
“I went to the Judiciary to seek justice and a Court injunction has been served by the High Court in FCT to the House to enable me resume my office,” she said.
Also speaking, supervisory councilor for Special Duties, who doubles as special adviser to the chairman on media and publicity, Honourable Yusuf Dabo said the area council chairman was aware of what was happening, but could not do anything because it was purely a legislative matter.
The acting speaker, Honourable Tanko Dada said he would appeal against the court ruling.

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