APC mulls suing Tambuwal, Ortom, Obaseki, others over defection

In what looks like a tit for tat, plans are afoot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the defection of Sokoto, Benue and Edo Governors to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was gathered that this move was in the wake of a Federal High Court judgment that ruled Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, should be removed for defecting to APC having been elected under the platform of PDP.

The APC believes instituting similar case against the Governors and some PDP leaders elected on its platform will even the scores.

Tambuwal, Ortom and Obaseki defected to PDP after the election for first term on the platform of the APC.

It was also gathered that former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is to be joined in the suit.

The party is seeking a 30-year ban on Saraki from contesting any elective post for defecting after winning his seat on the platform of the APC.

Confirming the development, a source in the party said a team of lawyers has been briefed, but action is being stalled due to the leadership crisis rocking the party.

“It is true the party is in the process of instituting a suit against some governors who defected from our party to the opposition PDP. The action would have since commenced but for leadership crisis.

“I can reliably tell you that we have concluded consultations with a team of lawyers. As soon as the ongoing leadership crisis is resolved we hope to commence the action,” the source stressed.

Last week, an Abuja Federal High Court sacked Umahi for defecting to APC from PDP. The Governor has since appealed the ruling.

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