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PDP drops sack suit against Zamfara deputy Gov, Gusau over unlawful defection



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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn Zamfara Deputy Governor, Mahadi Gusau from a suit seeking to unseat him and Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle from office.


The party had asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to sack the Governor and his deputy over his unlawful defection from PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC).


However, on Friday, PDP lead counsel, Kanu Agabi SAN applied for withdrawal of the Deputy Governor’s name on the grounds that there was no evidence of defection from him.

PDP also formally took over the case as the 1st plaintiff on the grounds that the mandate being contested belonged to it.

Following no objections from other lawyers in the matter, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo ordered the removal of the Deputy Governor’s name and fixed September 29, for mention into the suit.