High Court Sacks Idongesit Ituen Who Defected From PDP To APC in Akwa Ibom House. Hon. Idongesit Ituen, a member of Akwa Ibom State, House of Assembly was booted out of office today by the Federal High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The embattled member who defected to APC from PDP, got his seat declared vacant today.
The former member who represented Itu State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, was unable to win the suit he filed 2 months ago.
According to reports from PremiumTime, the former House member filed a suit in September this year, to prevent the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke, from declaring his seat vacant.
The report further has it that Apart from the speaker, other defendants in the suit were the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the commissioner of police, Akwa Ibom state.
The speaker Mr. Onofiok Luke had filed a counterclaim, seeking for “a declaration that having defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress before the expiration of the tenure of four years for which he was elected to serve, Hon. Idongesit Ntuen has lost his seat in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
“An order of court directing Hon Idongesit Ituen to vacate the Itu State Constituency seat in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly with immediate effect.
“An order of court restraining the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly or any other person acting on his behalf (including the staff of the House of Assembly) from further recognising Hon. Idongesit Ituen as a member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly