Defections: Court Turned Law On Its Head, says APC… To Appeal Judgement


APC and Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has described Monday's ruling by the Federal High Court, Abuja as a strange judgment that turned law on its head.

In reflecting on the judgment he said the judgment is a product of error of court the lawmakers would be willing to appeal at a higher court.

“The judgement is strange and will be appealed. No person can be compelled by law to stay in an association against his or her wishes.”

Gbajabiamila also said that the judgment is an affront to right of association of the lawmakers.

“It negates a fundamental right of association of every citizen that is inalienable. Section 68 of the constitution has been turned on its head and the error of the court is manifest”

“Section 68 was never argued in court by any of the parties. The judge gave an opinion he was never asked to give and an argument that was never canvassed in court”