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Defection Of Saraki, Dogara, 51 Other Lawmakers Is Unlawful – Court Rules

By Michael Paul

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared as unlawful the defection of 53 lawmakers in the National Assembly to other political parties.

Ivotesng.com reports that several lawmakers, including senate president, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara had in 2018 defected from the APC to the PDP. Some other lawmakers, including senator Godswill Apkabio also cross-carpeted to the APC from the PDP

Delivering the judgement on Friday, Justice Okon Abang held that based on the judgement of the Supreme Court, which gave reasons that would allow for defection, the lawmakers did not meet that requirement.

The judgement followed a suit filed by the Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP), challenging the defection of the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and 51 other lawmakers.

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