Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday sacked 20 Cross River State lawmakers for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

In his ruling, Justice Taiwo held that there was no justification for the defection of the lawmakers. The defected lawmakers include two House of Representatives members and 18 members of state House of Assembly.

Justice Taiwo specifically said the lawmakers needed to vacate their seats, since they had abandoned the party, which brought them to power.

 

The judgment followed a suit filed by the PDP marked FHC/ABJ/CS/975/2021 against the lawmakers over their defection.

 

Source: The Guardian