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Court Sacks 20 Cross River Assembly Members For Dumping PDP For APC With Ayade

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The gale of judiciary sackings continued today as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja sacked 20 lawmakers of the Cross River State House of Assembly who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers had dumped the PDP alongside Governor Ben Ayade, who said he joined the ruling party to support President Muhammadu Buhari to build a greater nation.

Delivering judgement in a suit filed by the PDP, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered the 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.

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