Justice Taiwo Taiwo of The Federal High Court has ordered both the Senate and the House of Representatives to stop their plan to take over the legislative duties of the Edo State House of Assembly.
The court made the restraining order on Wednesday in the suit filed by the Edo State Government to challenge the directive by the chambers of the National Assembly to the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation of the state’s House of Assembly.
The judge accordingly ordered parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the determination of the case.
The court adjourned till August 22 and gave the respondents seven days within which to respond to the suit.
Listed as respondents in the suit are the Clerk of the National Assembly and the National Assembly itself.
The National Assembly threatened to take over the legislative duties and powers of the Edo State House of Assembly should the governor fail to make the fresh proclamation with three weeks.