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I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Islie: 7:25pm On May 14
By Sunday Ejike – Abuja

Former governor of Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday told a Federal High Court, Abuja that he moved to the All Progressive Party (APC) because the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expelled him from the party.

While urging the court to dismiss the suit filed last year by the Legal Defense and Assistant Project (LEDAP) seeking to declare the seat of Akpabio and 54 other national lawmakers vacant over their defection from one political party to the other in 2018, the former governor said the PDP in his ward suspended him, after which he was expelled from the party at the local government level.

Speaking through his counsel, Sunday Ameh (SAN), the Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District at the Senate said the date of the two incidences, in exhibits A and B, was July and August 2019.

“When juxtaposed with the calendar for the primary elections as issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the intention of the PDP then, was to render him fait accompli and to deny him a platform to contest the election, as his nomination must come from the ward up”, Ameh told the court.
The senior counsel said Akpabio, who is the 3rd defendant in the suit filed by LEDAP was thrown out of the PDP at a very crucial moment in a political arrangement towards 2019 general election.

“In order not to fall prey of the gang-up, calculated at turning him into political orphan and preventing him from participating in the 2019 general, “He has to take advantage of his constitutional right under Section 40 of the constitution to join the APC that was willing to accept him after his party has thrown him out”.
Ameh told the court what the PDP did to Akpabio was an uncommon situation and that is why he seeks a constitutional remedy.

He said if Akpabio’s action was not correct, the PDP would have applied to be joined in the matter to say that the 3rd defendant willingly left the party and urged the court to dismiss the suit for being incompetent and lacking in merit.

Earlier in his oral submission, counsel to the plaintiff, Jibrin Okutepa (SAN) insisted that there was no division to warrant the defendants’ defection, adding also that the further counter affidavit deposed to personally shows that defendants have admitted that there was no division in their parties.

Okutepa, while urging the court to discountenance the arguments of Akpabio’s counsel said, “When you have a petty local quarrel within your political party at the ward level, it does not give you an unbridled license to join another political party.

“What they put as expulsion from his local branch, does not constitute a division known to law to bring the case of the 3rd defendant under Section 58(1)(g) of the 1999 constitution, as amended”, Okutepa added.

He urged the court to hold that the defence raised in the further counter affidavit cannot avail the 3rd defendant the ground to stop the court from making an order sacking the defendants from their seat at the National Assembly Counsel to Senate President Bukola Saraki and other defendants in the suit, Mahmud Magaji (SAN) in his submission, urged the court to dismiss the suit as filed by the plaintiff for constituting an abuse of court process.

“If a person is suspended, expelled or removed from a political party, he can move to another political party of his choice. The 3rd defendant only exercised his freedom of association and urged the court to dismiss the suit without cost.

The trial Judge, in a bench ruling, said judgment in the suit will be delivered on May 17, 2019, subject to availability of judicial time.
LEDAP had last year approached the Court with a suit seeking to declare the seat of the affected national lawmakers vacant over their defection to the two major political parties in 2018.

https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/211735/

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Donald95(m): 7:30pm On May 14
Shameless liar. As old as you are. You still lie like a baby

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by IbyOneGod: 7:38pm On May 14
This fool is still drumming support for His failure instead of IDOMESTICATING, its a pity sha.

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Shikini: 7:39pm On May 14
Why is everyone in APC a shameless liar?

From their king in Aso Rock down their zombies

Sad

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by hoctre20(m): 7:40pm On May 14
OK we have hear

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by duncun: 8:16pm On May 14
Now that you're in APC, how's Tinubu treating you?
They have destroyed your political weight against 2023.

May God not allow me or any of my fam to make a bad judgement like akpabio.

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by kapelvej: 8:20pm On May 14
So easy to lie if you are in APC

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by femtex007(m): 10:25pm On May 14
Nigeria politics is crazy
Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by OyiboOyibo(m): 10:26pm On May 14
This man has no shame angry

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Abbeyme: 10:27pm On May 14
Ok
Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by immortalcrown(m): 10:27pm On May 14
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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by sexyking1: 10:27pm On May 14
Uncle you can lie ooo...please tell us another story

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by cosmatika(m): 10:27pm On May 14
I dey pity for this man. If Buhari no give am any appointment, na to retire go villa go dey drink ogogoro

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by BabaIbo: 10:27pm On May 14
Politicians and Lies are like 5 & 6...

Abeg who get that meme make he complete am

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by donnie(m): 10:27pm On May 14
No shame

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by fasho01(m): 10:27pm On May 14
You're not just a sour loser, but you're a terrible liar as well

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by phemmie06(m): 10:28pm On May 14
By who? Mr. Betrayer

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Racoon(m): 10:28pm On May 14
shocked Chai! Akpabio! Which kind lie be this nah
Meanwhile,It's always difficult for liars to retrace their footsteps because they don't keep track of how much lies they have told.

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by frankotele(m): 10:29pm On May 14
Bitch Niqqa

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Trex4(m): 10:30pm On May 14
sad

Was This Not The Same Defection APC was Bragging That PDP Followed Akpabio Everywhere To Beg Him Not To Defect?

http://saharareporters.com/2018/08/08/ahmed-lawan-pdp-traced-akpabio-overseas-beg-him-not-go-they-begged-their-knees

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by BuyACar(f): 10:32pm On May 14
See scope... stylishly begging to be taken back

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by chubbyFred10: 10:33pm On May 14
Liked by Buhari Lai Mohammad Okorocha Magu and 809 others
Ishi Allah amin

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by SILVERLINES: 10:34pm On May 14
Whatever Akpabio is up to, we are equal to the task

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by SouthSouth1914: 10:37pm On May 14
Lie Mohammed and sons PLC!!

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by Nairalandmentor(m): 10:45pm On May 14
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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by ngeneukwuewuGOAT: 10:45pm On May 14
liar akpamubio

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by MeshachMARTINS(m): 10:46pm On May 14
.. grin

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by okohjay(m): 10:47pm On May 14
Lol how are the mighty fallen... This one was a demi god in Akwa Ibom state under PDP but choose to embarrass himself by moving to APC. Political career has been destroyed totally. What a shame.

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Re: I Left PDP Because I Was Expelled - Akpabio Tells Court by BABANGBALI: 10:51pm On May 14
all i know is that all liars will go to hell

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