JUST IN: Court Sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers For Defecting

In Breaking News, National News, Politics

By Noah Banjo, Punch Newspapers

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, thw Federal Capital Territory has sacked 20 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

In a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Monday, the court held that the lawmakers needed to vacate their seats since they had abandoned the party which brought them to power.

The lawmakers had defected weeks after Governor Ben Ayade was railroaded into the APC.

The Assembly has just 25 members.

The judgement followed a suit filed by the PDP marked FHC/ABJ/CS/975/2021.

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