A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained the Speaker of Zamfara State Assembly from impeaching the state Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.
The court presided by Justice Obiora Egwuatu also restrained Governor Bello Matawalle and the state chief judge.
Justice Egwuatu gave the order after listening to Ogwu James Onoja (SAN), who moved a motion ex-parte to that effect on behalf of Gusau in a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Onoja said the House of Assembly and others were planning to impeach Gusau who has refused to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The judge then ordered parties to maintain the status quo ante bellum pending the hearing of a motion filed by the plaintiff.