A Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday has sacked 20 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly.
The court sacked the lawmakers for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
The judgment was given by Justice Taiwo Taiwo.
He stated that the lawmakers not only jettisoned the PDP, but also the votes that belonged to it.
It held that going by the outcome of the election that brought them in, their seats belong to the plaintiff and no other political party.
It would be recalled that similar verdict was given by the Federal High Court when it sacked Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, his deputy, Eric Kelechi Igwe, and 16 lawmakers, earlier this month.
Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the PDP was bound to retain the votes and mandate given to it by the electorate in Ebonyi State, as both Governor Umahi and his deputy could not validly transfer same to APC.
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