Connect with us


Defection: Federal High Court Bows, Refuses To Sack Ayade



Citing the new judgment of the Court of Appeal on defection, a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, refused to declare vacant, the governorship seat of Ben Ayade over his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo departed from his earlier judgment and held on to the decision of the Court of Appeal delivered on April 1, to the effect that defection of a Governor and his Deputy is not an offence under the Nigerian Constitution for now.

ALSO READ: Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Police Officer Dies In Hospital

The Judge held that governors and their deputies can only be removed from office in line with sections 180, 188 and 189 of the Constitution which stipulated that they can only be removed from office on account of death, resignation or impeachment.

Justice Taiwo said that since defection is not one of the Constitutional provisions, no court has power to insert such into the Supreme Law.

He, however, agreed that defection from a winning party to a losing one is immoral and improper.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Trending News