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Court helps defecting lawmakers keep their seats

19 December 2013, 14:30

Abuja – Federal lawmakers who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) have been granted an injunction by a federal high court to keep their seats in the House, according to Vanguard.

The injunction issued by the court prevents the PDP, its Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and the Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives from declaring the seats of the defecting federal lawmakers vacant.

The leadership of the PDP had gone to court praying that the seats of its members who defected to the opposition party of APC should be declared vacant.

PDP had earlier lost  22 Senators and 57 members of House of Representatives to APC, before the recent defection of another 37 members of house of Representatives to the APC.

The case was adjourned to January 22, 2014.

Read more at Vanguard

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