Court sacks 16 Ebonyi lawmakers over defection


A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the 16 lawmakers from Ebonyi to vacate their seats after their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, ordered the lawmakers to stop parading themselves as representatives of the people after dumping the party on which platform they were elected into the house of assembly.

Some of the lawmakers include Odefa Obasi Odefa, Victor Chukwu, Kingsley Ikoro, Joseph Ununu, Nkemka Okoro, among others.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Ekwo had, on January 19, fixed today for the judgment in the suit filed by the PDP against the governor and his deputy.

Source: (The Guardian)


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