An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has ordered parties in the suit filed by the former Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan challenging his impeachment to file all their pending processes ahead of a definite hearing of the matter.
Justice Adekunle Adeleye who gave the order at the court’s sitting on Wednesday expressed readiness to hear the defendant’s preliminary objection and counter-affidavit together with the motion of the claimants in the suit.
The defendants in the suit are the Ekiti State House of Assembly, the Clerk of the House of Assembly and Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, the new Speaker of the House of Assembly as first, second and third defendants respectively.
Justice Adeleye who expressed a desire for the suit to be heard in good time urged counsel to the defendants to file a counter-affidavit which he said would be heard with the preliminary objection.
The Court subsequently gave the claimant no later than February 7 to file his response to the counter-affidavit of the defendants.
The defendants, on the other hand, were given February 1 to file an extension of time to file their counter-affidavit to the claimant’s originating summons.
The court subsequently adjourned the suit till February 8 for a definite hearing.