The past Senate minority pioneer, Godswill Akpabio has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to suspend its judgment on an application trying to clear seats of 54 government lawamkers who absconded from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akpabio likewise implored the court to enable him to react to the suit that was documented by a support bunch under the aegis of Legal Defense and Assistance Project, LEDAP which has connected for the discount of compensations and recompenses of legislators who deserted after their race into the National Assembly.
In a quick move, the Senator, couple of days to the judgment date for the suit, documented an application demanding that he was not counseled under the watchful eye of any legal counselor was selected to show up for the issue. The Senator said he was not educated by the agent of the National Assembly or even by and by presented with the said suit.
Advising the court that he just found out about the case in the Newspapers, Akpabio stated, the suit was not a class activity and he was at freedom to utilize an advice of his decision and to actually guard himself.
In his reaction, the judge over the issue, Justice Okon Abang, said he was disapproved to agree to Akpabio’s solicitation. Equity Abang taking note of that his choice depended on the arrangements of Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution, as changed, said since the issue was not a class activity, Akpabio’s entitlement to reasonable hearing would be influenced if the issue was chosen without his information.
Moreover, Akpabio contended that he never deserted from the PDP to APC. The Senator said he just moved into the APC after the PDP “was overflowed”. In his response, Justice Okon Abang decided that the issue be suspended for Tuesday, May 14, to empower the gatherings included trade their addresses.