Imo: HURIWA demands sack of Imo Assembly members who defected to APC

Obinwannem News Imo: HURIWA demands sack of Imo Assembly members who defected to APC

Following the judgment of the Supreme Court which affirmed Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state, some members of the state Assembly under the People’s Democrat Party (PDP) and other parties had hurriedly defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

However, a human rights group, Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), has called for the sack of Imo State House of Assembly members who decamped to the opposition party.

According to the rights group, over nine lawmakers “of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance and Action Alliance.”

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, National Coordinator of the rights group, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said “We ask for the sack of the Imo State House of Assembly members who is decamping to APC from the parties that sponsored them in the elections since the constitution says if you decamp you lose.

“So, when there is no faction in any political party registered by INEC that participated in the Imo State election,” they need to be sacked.

Reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling that upturned the victory of Emeka Ihedioha, Onwubiko said the judgment should be reviewed for the sake of posterity.

“To pose whether the Supreme Court possesses the powers to review its earlier decision, we in HURIWA agrees with the opinions of many legal minds that it is worth doing and it has many precedents.

“Delivering the lead judgment in Adegoke Motors Limited Vs Adesanya (1989) 13NWLE (Pt.109) 250 at page 275A; Justice Oputa, also known as the Socrates of the Supreme Court considered the powers of the Supreme Court (as the final Court in the land) to review its earlier decision and said: ‘We are final not because we are infallible; rather we are infallible because we are final.”

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obionwannem News

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