... files motion for stay of execution.
The Cross River State Government has appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, sacking two members of the National Assembly and 18 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the CRS governor, in a press statement currently in circulation, assured members of the public in general and APC members in particular, “that an appeal against the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja has been filed at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Also, a motion for a stay of execution of the Federal High Court has been filed.”
He further informed that, “both processes were filed by renowned constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mike Ozekhome. Following the filing of the two processes, automatically, the orders of the lower court are stayed.”
Consequently, the release continued, “the APC members in both the National Assembly and the Cross River State House of Assembly should go about their duties freely.”
Ita’s release appears to be a direct response to current political commentary on the implication of the Federal High Court judgement with several opposition supporters bandying words that the affected legislators will immediately vacate their positions.
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