Court sacks 17 Ebonyi lawmakers over defection to APC

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A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sacked 17 members of the Ebonyi state house of assembly who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

David Umahi, the state governor and his deputy, had in November 2020 left the PDP and joined the APC.

Umahi had attributed his defection to the “injustice” done to the south-east.

The lawmakers had on November 17, 2020, joined Umahi and Eric Igwe, deputy governor, to move over to the APC.