Court Dismisses Suit To Declare Ayade’s Seat Vacant Over Defection

Court Dismisses Suit To Declare Ayade’s Seat Vacant Over Defection
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On Thursday, the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a complaint seeking to declare Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade‘s seat empty.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo referenced an Enugu Court of Appeal decision that stated that defection is not a reason for removal from office.

The dismissal of a sitting governor and his deputy can only be done in accordance with constitutional laws, according to the Justice.

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He added that under such provisions, the judiciary lacks the power to remove an elected officer.

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

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