PDP Replaces 20 Lawmakers That Defect to APC
Sequel to the court order that sanctions the sack of 20 lawmakers over their defection from opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP to the ruling All progressives Congress, APC yesterday by Judge Taiwo Taiwo. The PDP chairman in the state has now sent replacement name to INEC
It is instructive to note that the sack of the lawmakers by Federal High Court, Abuja was for oining Gov Ben Ayade in June 2021 to defect to APC.
The affected members included 18 House of Assembly members and two House of Representatives members making them 20 in number.
On his part, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River, Venatius Ikem Esq expressed satisfaction over the judgement which he described as heartwarming.
His words:” it is a very heartwarming judgement and we commend the Judiciary for upholding the tenets of democracy.
“This is the kind of judgment that can sanitise the entire political process and we welcome it wholeheartedly.
“For us, we have won the judgment and we shall follow the necessary judicial processes for them to vacate the seats and we shall also take steps to adequately replace them accordingly.
“For us, it’s to begin to prepare for replacement for those seats, we have to meet to take decision, it is imperative we replace all those who the court has vacated immediately,” he said.
How Violence, Shootings, Parallel Elections Marred PDP Primaries For Federal, State Lawmakers In Enugu
Heavy gunfire was recorded at primary election sites in certain local governments, while protests greeted the delegates' list in most cities, with participants fiercely divided over which list of delegates to use for the primary elections.Parallel primaries and violence marred the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primary elections for seats in the State House of Assembly and the House of Representatives held in Enugu state on Sunday.Heavy gunfire was recorded at prima...
Senate denies alleged disbursement of N100m to lawmakers
The Senate has denied the alleged disbursement of N100 million to lawmakers.Senator Yemi Adaramodu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, denied the allegation in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.He described a statement credited to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which alleged that the sum was paid to the lawmakers, as strange, ludicrous, and unthinkable.”What do these negative characters want to gain from their lies and falsehoods against...
Tinubu replaces Cross River, Ondo nominees to NDDC board
Victor Akinjo's replacement as the Ondo State representative nominated to the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been approved by President Bola Tinubu.The president gave the order to replace Akinjo with Otito Atikase.Asi Oku Okang, the candidate from Cross River State, was also replaced by Orok Otuk Duke by Tinubu.Recall that members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in particular, had criticized the nomination of Akinjo and Okan...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.