The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said Justice Adeniyi Ademola did not order the 37 lawmakers who defected from the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP to vacate their seats.
According to the party caucus in the House of Representatives, the judgement was that the 37 members could not participate in the removal of principal officers.
Speaking with journalists after plenary, Minority Whip Samson Osagie who on behalf of the caucus read a statement titled: "Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s judgment on 37 APC Representatives: at last our fears have been confirmed," said the ruling had confirmed their worst fears while also accusing the their colleagues in the PDP of being in collusion with a certain judge to turn facts and law on its head to achieve sinister ends.
Osagie said the affected members had taken steps to appeal the judgment and that they are confident that justice will prevail, adding that there is no judgment before the House, directing any member of the APC to vacate his or her seat.
The 37 affected lawmakers yesterday appealed the ruling via a letter from their solicitors, M.A. Mahmud (SAN) & Co.
The appeal is on seven grounds of “Error in Law”.