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Cross River govt appeals sack of 20 lawmakers

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The Cross River State government has appealed the sack of the lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Recall that the lawmakers dumped the PDP after Governor Ben Ayade defected to the APC.

The PDP has already filed a suit in court seeking the sack of the governor.

A statement by Christain Ita, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity said the processes were filed by renowned constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome.

The state has equally filed a motion for the stay of execution.

The government consequently urged the APC members in both the National Assembly and the Cross River State House of Assembly to go about their duties freely.

The statement reads:

“This is to inform All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the National Assembly from Cross River State, members of the Cross River State House of Assembly and the general public that an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja has been filed at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

“Also, a motion for a stay of execution of the Federal High Court has been filed.

“Both processes were filed by renowned constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome.

“Following the filing of the two processes, automatically the orders of the lower court are stayed.

“Consequently, the APC members in both the National Assembly and the Cross River State House of Assembly should go about their duties freely.

“Find attached, copies of the Notice of Appeal and the motion for the stay of execution of the orders of the Federal High Court, Abuja.”

 

 

 

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