The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the impeachment move against the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahadi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau.
Justice Obiora Egwatu also stopped the state House of Assembly from taking any step in the impeachment process against Gusau over his refusal to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, for the All Progressive Congress.
Justice Egwatu issued the order on Monday in his ruling in an ex-parte application filed by the PDP.
After listening to the arguments canvassed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief James Onoja Ogwu, the judge held that the apprehension of the applicant in respect of the impeachment move was serious and justified to restrain the defendants from carrying out the alleged action.
The judge also restrained the Chief Judge of Zamfara State from constituting any panel for the purpose of investigating Gusau pending the determination of a motion on notice filed by the PDP.
Other defendants in the matter are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, the Senate President, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly and Governor Bello Matawalle.