Constitutional Applications Nos. 14 and 23 of 2013 arising from Constitutional Petitions 16 and 21 of 2013 respectively, were consolidated and Court ordered that they be heard together, with the said Constitutional Petitions No. 16, 21, 19 and 25 of 2013 which were also consolidated.
At the end of the hearing lasting about eleven days, counsel for the applicants submitted that the applicants had made out a case is justifying the issuing by Court of a mandatory injunction temporarily restraining the Rt. Hon. Speaker, through the 1st respondent, from allowing further violation of the Constitution, it was further submitted for the applicants that in the interest of the sanctity and preservation of the supremacy of our constitution, respondents 2, 3, 20 4, and 5 do temporarily step aside from Parliament until this Court delivers its final decision in the consolidated Constitutional Petitions.
Counsel for the 2, 3, 4, and 5, respondents together with counsel for the Petitioner in Constitutional Petition No. 25 of 2013, vigorously opposed the said final prayer of the applicants. They submitted that no case had been made out by the applicants deserving the issuance of the said mandatory injunction and in any case Court can as well wait and hand out its decision in finality.