A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered parties to a suit challenging the alleged plans by the National Assembly to take over Edo State House of Assembly halt action pending the determination of the substantive case.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order for parties to maintain status-quo antebellum, while adjourning the hearing of the substantive suit until August 22, 2019.
He ordered the respondents to file their responses to the main suit within seven days and for the plaintiff to file his reply within five days.
The suit marked was filed by the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, and it is aimed, among others, to stop the National Assembly from taking over the functions of the state Assembly.
Listed as respondents are the Clerk of the National Assembly and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.