Defection: I didn’t appeal court ruling, says Ihedioha



Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday denied that he appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court concerning 37 members of the House that defected from the PDP to the APC.

Some section of the media had reported that the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker had appealed the ruling.
But refuting the reports in a statement by his Media aide, Oke Ekpia, yesterday, Ihedioha said he was just a nominal party in the suit by virtue of his office and that counsel was briefed by the Management of the National Assembly to represent the House of Representatives as an Institution.
According to him, remains a firm and committed member of the PDP and associates himself fully with its ideals, principles, purposes and progress.

The statement said: “The attention of the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has been drawn to some newspaper reports, stating that he has appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court concerning 37 members of the House that defected from the PDP to the APC.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Honourable Deputy Speaker wishes to clarify that he is just a nominal party in the suit by virtue of his office and counsel was briefed by the Management of the National Assembly to represent the House of Representatives as an Institution.
“The appeal was primarily instituted by the 37 members who defected from the PDP to the APC.”

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