Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi
A High Court sitting in Bauchi on Tuesday restrained Governor Mohammad Abubakar of Bauchi State from awarding a N 4 . 5 bn contract under the state’ s Universal Basic Education Board a few days to the end of his tenure .
The presiding judge, Justice S . I. Zadawa , granted an order of interim injunction in a suit filed by two plaintiffs ; the Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience and the Bauchi Assembly of Youths Political Actors .
The two plaintiffs had prayed the court to stop the defendants from awarding the contract saying “ it is an unprogressive action” and a planned financial trap for the incoming administration of Senator Bala Mohammed , who would be inaugurated as the next governor on May 29 .
Justice Zadawa in his ruling said an order of interim injunction was granted to restrain the defendants from proceeding with or awarding the N 4 . 5 bn contract or any other amount for that matter pending the hearing and determination of the motion on the substantive suit .