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We are not aware of court judgment sacking us – Cross River Speaker

Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly, Eteng Jonah-Williams

The Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly, Eteng Jonah-Williams, has said that he is not aware of any court judgment sacking him or any member of the house.

Mr Jonah-Williams said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Monday.

He said the affected members had not been served with any court order.

“As far as I am concerned, I am not aware of any court judgment sacking me or any member because we have not been served with any court order as we speak,” he said.

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday declared the seats of 20 lawmakers from Cross River vacant over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Taiwo Taiwo dismissed the defence argument that PDP (plaintiff) had no locus standi to institute the case.

Meanwhile, Francis Ovat (PDP), representing Obubra 2 State Constituency, has hailed the judgment as sound.



“Elected officials should learn to stay in one party.

“If there is any rancour or crisis in their party, they should stay in the party and resolve it.

“Jumping from one party to the other kills democracy.

“The judgment is a good one and it came right on time,” Mr Ovat said.(NAN)

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