An Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained the Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of the former Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio vacant.
Justice Uthman Musa also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or prevent him from any privileges and rights as a Senator pending the termination of the originating summon of the applicant.
The judge also ordered service of the originating summons and other processes on Saraki through either the clerk of the national assembly or the Senate or any other clerk or reasonable staff of the national assembly.
The suit has been adjourned to August 29 for further hearing.
Meanwhile, Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he is contemplating running for president in the 2019 elections on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform.