Court Sacks 2 PDP Lawmakers

Federal High Court Judge has ordered two lawmakers to vacate their seats and refund all salaries and allowances they have collected.




Two PDP federal lawmakers Stella Ngwu from Igbo-Etiti and Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency, and Dennis Agbo from Igbo-Eze North and Udenu Federal Constituency have been sacked by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
They were sacked because their emergence as their party flag bearer in the 2015 elections was illegal. Two PDP members Gabriel Okafor and Chijioke Ugwu, had challenged their primaries which was held in 2014. They argued that their elections were void since they were not elected delegates to represent the party at the November 1 congress held in 2014.

Trial judge Justice Okon Abang ordered the duo to vacate their offices and return to the treasury of the National Assembly all monies they had collected by way of salaries and allowances since they resumed office in the House.

The sacked lawmakers are expected to appeal the ruling and the House of Representatives may not enforce the judgement until appeals are exhausted.

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