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Court Sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers Who Dumped PDP For APC



A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sacked 20 lawmakers of the Cross River State House of Assembly who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The lawmakers had decamped alongside the state governor, Ben Ayade, who said he joined the opposition party to support President Muhammadu Buhari to build a greater nation.

Delivering judgement in a suit filed by the PDP, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered them to vacate their seats because they abandoned the party that sponsored them to power.

This is coming days after Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, his deputy and some lawmakers were sacked by the court for defecting to APC from the PDP.