Ekweremadu says Justice Ademola is too close to Tinubu, his forgery case Wants And Gets A new judge
The deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who is facing allegations of forgery before the federal high court, alleged that the presiding Justice Adeniyi Ademola, was bias due to his alleged closeness to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. He asked in a December 17 application that the case be reassigned to another judge.
Ekweremadu’s application came after Justice Ademola had finished hearing the case and was supposed to give his judgement. As a result of his application though, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has reassigned the case to Justice Evoh Chukwu.
The suit which was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja by five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) – Abu Ibrahim, Kabir Marafa, Ajayi Boroffice, Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuyi – is seeking the removal of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, on the grounds that their elections on June 9, 2015, shortly after the proclamation of the 8th Senate, were conducted using a forged version of the Senate Standing Orders.