Court sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers who defected with Gov Ayade

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

The lawmakers had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside Governor Ben Ayade, who joined the ruling party in a shock defection last year.

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

The development comes weeks after Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, his deputy and some lawmakers in the state were sacked by the court over defection to the ruling APC.

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