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Plateau: APC urges speaker to swear in its 16 party members

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau State has again urged the speaker of the state assembly, Gabriel Dewan, to swear in the 16 APC and Labour Party members who were declared winners by the Appeal Court.

In a statement by the APC assistant state publicity secretary, Nimzing Pyennap, urged the speaker to swear in the new members without any delay “since the appellate court had reaffirmed them as the authentic winners of the election.”

DAILY POST recalls that the speaker in January said he would not swear in the new members until the court’s verdict on the suit filed by the sacked 16 PDP lawmakers.

However, the Appeal Court on Tuesday dismissed the suit and fined the sacked lawmakers N128 million for seeking review of its judgment.

The 16 PDP lawmakers have been aggrieved ever since they were axed by the appellate court in what was later considered an erroneous judgement based on the Supreme Court’s decision on similar matters.

However, their latest efforts to have the judgement reviewed yielded no fruit.

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