It was said that on Monday, the Federal High Court in Abuja sacked the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Eteng Williams, and 19 of his colleagues over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Judge dismissed all the preliminary objections raised by the sacked lawmakers while delivering judgment on a suit instituted by the PDP to challenge the lawmakers’ defection.
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Mr. Taiwo said “A day must surely come when elected officials, must ask the people who voted for them before defecting to other political parties,”
It was gathered that he stated that “lawmakers wined and dined under the umbrella of the PDP,” but ditched the party even when there was no justification for their action.
The judge Taiwo Taiwo said while granting all the reliefs sought by the PDP, “The defendants’ court documents were contrived and filled with loopholes. The papers are manifestly defective.”
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC, and clerk of the State House of Assembly were the defendants in the suit.
And it was gathered that the judgment comes two weeks after Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja sacked Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, along with 15 lawmakers in the state House of Assembly.