The case challenging the election of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, as principal officers of the Senate has been adjourned to June 1.
An Abuja Federal High Court adjourned the case due to the absence of four out of the six defendants in the matter.
Justice Stephen Chukwu at the resumed sitting on Wednesday, adjourned the case following information that the four defendants were not served with hearing notice by the court bailiff.
Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Mamman Osuman (SAN) explained to Chukwu that Ekweremadu’s lawyer, Mr Patrick Ikweto, could not be reached for the notice to be served on him.
Osuman further explained that his legal team and the court bailiff observed that Ikweto had relocated from his chambers in Wuse to an unidentifiable destination.
He said that although the court required counsel relocating office to let the courts know where he had cases, Ikweto had not done so.
Mamman, claimed that Ikweto might have been unable to inform the court due to an oversight.
He, however, prayed the judge for the case to be rescheduled to enable the defendants to be served with fresh hearing notices.
The case was adjourned by the judge to June 1 while he ordered that fresh hearing notices be served on all parties.
Justice Chukwu, however cautioned all parties over being absent, adding that whether the defendants were in court or not on the adjourned date, hearing would continue.