PDP women stage protest in Jos over removal of federal lawmakers

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The women’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has joined the chorus of voices expressing discontent with the ongoing appeal judgments at the Election Petition Tribunal, which resulted in the removal of seven federal legislators from the party.

Draped in black attire as a symbol of their dissatisfaction with the judgments, the women, gathered at a rally in Jos, the state capital, emphasized that the ousted members had received significant voter support in their respective constituencies, and therefore, their mandates should not be revoked.

The women passionately voiced their concerns through solidarity songs. Speaking at the protest, former Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochepe, noted that the tribunal’s decision to oust the lawmakers is based on a pre-election matter, a precedent applied in judgments from other states, and Plateau State should not be treated differently.

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had sacked PDP members in the National Assembly for failure of the party to abide by the ruling of a high court judgment in respect of conducting party congresses in 2021.

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