Ebonyi lawmakers appeal sack of 17 members.


The Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Nwifiru, on Thursday, said that the 17 members of the house who were sacked by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, have appealed the judgement and stay of execution.

Nwifuru made this known while briefing journalists alongside other members of the assembly at his lodge located at Ezza Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.

Nwifiru, who urged members of their constituents to remain calm and law-abiding, assured that the law will take its position.

“It is about two days ago we started hearing the rumour that a federal high court in Abuja declared our seats vacant on the ground that we defected from PDP to APC.

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“I know the position of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. But I am not in a position to know how the judiciary interprets the law. I am not against that.

“We have filed an appeal and a stay of execution. Since the matter is in the court of law there is no need to say anything about it. Our position is that the law will take its position. We are begging our constituents to remain law-abiding”, Nwifiru appealed.

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