The Appellate Court nullified PDP members’ elections and directed that their certificates of return be withdrawn and issued to the first runners-up.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives has sworn in Ajang Alfred Iliya (Labor Party), Vincent Vennape (All Progressives Congress), and Fom Dalyop of LP as members of the Green Chamber.
They replace three of the four Plateau Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers who were recently sacked.
Recall that an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, in separate judgments, affirmed the nullification of the elections of PDP’s Beni Lar, Dachung Bagos, Isaac Kwalu, and Peter Gyendeng Ibrahim by the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, and sacked the quartet.
It held that the PDP breached a subsisting court order when it fielded them as candidates for the February 25 National Assembly election. It also directed that their certificates of return be withdrawn and issued to the first runners-up.
Ajang Alfred Iliya replaces Dachung Bagos to represent Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, Vincent Vennape replaces Beni Lar to represent Lantang North/Lantang South Federal Constituency, and Fom Dalyop takes over from Isaac Kwalu to represent Barkın Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency.