Court Sacks Senator Representing Taraba South Over Defection To APC 

By Damilare Adeleye
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A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo has removed a lawmaker representing Taraba South senatorial district, Emmanuel Bwacha, over his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP in Taraba State had approached the court to declare the lawmaker’s seat vacant for dumping the party on which he was elected.

In his ruling, the presiding Judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, ordered Bwacha to immediately vacate his seat.

Senator Bwacha who is also the Senate deputy minority leader had defected to APC on February 3, 2022.

Bwacha was formally received into the ruling APC by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.

The Taraba federal lawmaker was led to the Presidential Villa by the then chairman of the ruling party’s interim committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni.