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Jos legislator scoffs at APC court challenge

04 April 2014, 07:38Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A member of the House Representatives dismissed a challenge by the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) contesting a court’s judgment declaring the seats of the defected lawmakers in the House of Represented vacant.

Bitrus Kaze, the Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency legislator, described the move by the opposition party as “completely false and totally misleading.”

“As at the time the opposition party addressed the press on Tuesday, no one had obtained the court judgment and as such they couldn't approach the Court of Appeal without first obtaining the High Court judgment.”

 He said the opposition party resorted to taunting a letter from their lawyer who signified their intention to appeal.

“This alone does not qualify as an appeal.”

According to him, the reality of losing some seats, which will further deplete their bogus number in the House, daunted the opposition, leading to the party to so resort to “willfully deceive Nigerians with their claim of appeal.”

“Depressed by the daunting reality of losing some seats and thereby further depleting their bogus numbers, the APC Caucus in their characteristic haste to willfully deceive Nigerians forgot that as members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Principal Officers of the House, both Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha were favoured by the High Court judgment, and therefore had no reason whatsoever to institute any appeal. Fortunately, during our executive session last Wednesday both of them categorically denied being party to the appeal.”

– CAJ News

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