- The tribunal judgments that have sacked no less than four senators of the APC have continued to generate reactions and speculations
- Some Nigerians are of the view that the ruling party may lose its majority seat should the trend continue
- However, Lekan Otufodunrin, a public commentator, told Legit.ng that the ruling APC would still maintain its majority because the sacking was across the political parties
At least four senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been sacked by the tribunal barely four months after they were declared winners of the National Assembly election in their senatorial districts.
The development has led to the insinuation that the party may lose the majority seat in the senate should more members be sacked by the tribunal.
Otufodunrin dismisses insinuation that APC may lose majority seat in the Senate
However, Lekan Otufodunrin, a public commentator, played down such fears. Otufodunrin said such would not happen because the judicial sacking cuts across party lines.
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"I don't see APC not maintaining the control of the house".
List of APC senators sacked by tribunal so far
Among the APC senators sacked by the tribunal so far is Emmanuel Udende. He was sacked on Friday, September 8, by the national assembly election petition court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State capital.
Gabriel Suswam, the PDP candidate in the February 25 presidential election and former governor of the state, was declared the winner of the election.
Others who have been sacked are Senator Thomas Onowakpo from Delta South, Jibrin Isah from Kogi East, and Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere of Kogi Central.
However, the affected lawmakers have vowed to challenge the outcome of the tribunals in the upper courts and have expressed the optimism of retaining their seats.
Tribunal: PDP Ugochinyere sacked, barred from taking part in supplementary poll
Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP House of Representatives member, Ikeagwuonu Ugochinyere, representing the Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State, was sacked.
Ugochinyere was sacked by the tribunal sitting in Nasarawa state on Sunday because he emerged through an invalid primary conducted outside his constituency.
The court subsequently ordered INEC to conduct a supplementary election in 55 polling units within 90 days and barred the PDP and Ugochinyere from participating in the poll.