Court sacks 20 Cross River lawmakers

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, sacked 20 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly who defected alongside Governor Ben Ayade from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.

The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that the lawmakers, having abandoned the political party that sponsored them to power, ought to vacate their seats.

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