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Appeal court restrain Ekiti Speaker from swearing in Toyin Obayemi in place of Arogundade

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Reprieve on Thursday, came the way of sacked member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Musa Arogundade, as the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti stayed the judgment of the Federal High Court which removed him from office.

The court also restrained the Speaker, Mr. Kola Oluwawole, from swearing in Mr. Toyin Obayemi in place of Arogundade pending the determination of the appeal filed by the sacked legislator.

According to the ruling prepared by Justice Olanrewaju Belgore which was delivered by Justice P.O. Elechi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also restrained from recognizing Obayemi as its candidate for the 2015 House of Assembly poll.

Arogundade had filed a motion for an order staying the execution of the judgment in a case filed by Obayemi which was delivered on July 4, 2016 and delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of an Ado Ekiti Federal High Court.

He also filed an injunction restraining the Assembly Speaker from inaugurating Obayemi as the lawmaker representing Ado Constituency 1 pending the determination of the main appeal before the court.

The court further urged parties in the suit to maintain status quo ante bellum pending the determination of the main appeal filed by Arogundade to keep his seat in the Assembly.

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