Court Sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers Who Dumped PDP With Ayade

Court Sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers Who Dumped PDP With Ayade
Court Sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers Who Dumped PDP With Ayade

Twenty members of the Cross River State House of Assembly who defected to the All Progressives Congress have been fired by a Federal High Court in Abuja (APC).

The parliamentarians joined Governor Ben Ayade in abandoning the PDP, claiming that he joined the ruling party to help President Muhammadu Buhari create a better Nigeria.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a petition filed by the PDP, ordered them to forfeit their seats because they had abandoned the party that had brought them to power.

The news comes only weeks after the court fired Ebonyi Governor David Umahi, his deputy, and a number of MPs for desertion.

Below are the names of the 20 Cross River lawmakers sacked by the court:

1. Michael Ataba

2. Legor Idagbor

3. Eteng Jonnah William

4. Joseph A. Basset

5. Odey Peter Agbe

6. Okon E. Ephraim

7. Regina E. Anyone

8. Matthew S. Olory

9. Ekpo Ekpo Bassey

10.Ogbor Ogbor Udop

11. Ekpe Charles Okon 

12. Hillary Ekpang Bisong

13. Francis B. Asuqo

14. Elvert Ayambem

15. Davis Etta

16. Sunday U. Achunekan

17. Cynthia Nkasi

18. Edward Ajang

19. Chris Nja-Mbu Ogar

20. Maria Akawaji