EDHA Declares Defected Member’s Seat Vacant
Speaker of the House Uyi Igbe who read the decision of the House said the decision is keeping with Section 109 of the constitution following his defection to the Peoples’ Democratic Party from the All Progressive Congress.
Speaker Igbe also directed that the lawmaker should be evicted from his official quarters and also return his official car.
It was recalled that the House suspended four lawmakers, on allegations of gross misconduct, about two months ago.
Three of them were those who defected from the APC to the PDP and the fourth suspended lawmaker is the Deputy Speaker of the House who is a member of the APC.
The Majority Leader of the House, Philip Shaibu, had also alleged that the lawmakers were suspended for trying to induce others with 50million Naira each to impeach Governor Adams Oshiomhole and the Speaker, Uyi Igbe.
However, the lawmakers debunked all allegations. A High Court, had ruled that the lawmakers could be suspended, but that their seats could not be declared vacant.