BREAKING: Police surround Cross River Assembly [PHOTOS]

Police officers have taken over the premises of Cross River State House of Assembly, following Monday’s announcement by a court that 20 lawmakers have been sacked because of their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the security buildup is as a result of the judgment delivered at Abuja High Court by Justice Taiwo Taiwo which sacked 18 law makers from the state and two in the House of representatives for defecting from the PDP to the APC.

Justice Taiwo, while delivering judgement on a suit instituted by the PDP to challenge the lawmakers’ defection, dismissed all the preliminary objections raised by the sacked lawmakers.

The judgement came about two weeks after Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja sacked Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, along with 15 lawmakers in the state House of Assembly.

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