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PDP insists on declaring 26 defected Rivers lawmakers’ seats vacant



The 26 defected Rivers lawmakers’ seats vacant are being insisted upon by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). PDP National Legal Adviser, Adeyemi Ajibade, SAN, emphasized the parliamentarians’ departure from the state legislature. He addressed reporters shortly after Justice Donatus Okorowo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, postponed the embattled lawmakers’ suit until Jan. 24, 2024.

Ajibade highlighted the party’s stance on the constitution concerning defection, regardless of any interventions by individuals like President Bola Tinubu, and the dispute between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike. The PDP stands firm on upholding the constitution. Ajibade stressed the clarity of Section 109 (1g) of the country’s constitution regarding defection.

He also noted that the affected lawmakers had not denied their defection. This position is reinforced by the constitution, which all public officials, including the governor and the president, are sworn to uphold. Despite the president’s involvement in resolving the matter, Ajibade affirmed the PDP’s commitment to the constitution’s directives on defection.

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