Defection: Court rules in suit seeking removal of Saraki, Dogara, others

A Federal High Court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking the sack of the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki Speaker of the house of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, and 52 other lawmakers over alleged defection from one political party to another.

According to daily post report, the suit was instituted on July 2018, by an advocacy body known as Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEPAD).

LEPAD is seeking the court to declare the seat of the affected national legislators vacant over their defections.

The lawmakers had responded by asking the court to dismiss the suit for lack of merit.

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