House Of Reps Appeals Judgment Against Defected Lawmakers



Leadership of the House of Representatives have headed for the court of the Court of Appeal, to challenge a Federal High Court judgment which restrained lawmakers who defected to the All Progressives Congress from altering the leadership of the House.

The judgment delivered on Monday by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of an Abuja High Court restrained House of Reps members defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress from participating in any action that will lead to the removal of principal officers in the House.

Speaker of the House Aminu Tambuwal and his Deputy Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday headed for the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, to challenge the Judgment. In a notice of appeal filed by their lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, SAN, the lawmakers asked the appellate court to set aside the judgment.

Challenging the judgment, the appellants argued that the decision of the Abuja FHC was “perverse,” and was not supported by the reliefs sought by the PDP.

They insisted that the trial judge “erred in law when he granted reliefs not sought by the plaintiff,” adding that the judgment “is against the weight of evidence.”

They stressed that Justice Ademola erred when he granted the reliefs sought by the plaintiff and went further to hold that the respondents ought to have resigned their seats as members of the House of Representatives.

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