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Governorship seat of BEN AYADE

Written by on April 7, 2022

A Federal High Court in Abuja, has refused to declare vacant, the governorship seat of BEN AYADE over his defection from the People’s 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.

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

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