Many members of the National Assembly have received the big stick from the Court of Appeal after losing out in their election litigation battles.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are witnessing an unprecedented level of judicial verdicts, with a number of them shockingly sent packing after five months.
In this report, DAILY POST reviews the grounds for the removal of some of the members.
In the Senate, five lawmakers have so far been sacked by the Court of Appeal. APC lost seats and gained two seats. The PDP gained three seats but lost two, while the Labour Party lost one seat.
In the House of Representatives, no less than 12 lawmakers have been sacked by the Court. Out of the twelve sacked, eight of them are members of the PDP, three are on the LP platform and one from the APC.
On the gainers side, APC gained 8 seats, PDP has 2, NNPP 1 and APGA 1.
Elisha Abbo, Adamawa APC
The controversial legislator was sacked by the Court of Appeal in Abuja which declared Amos Yohanna as the winner of Adamawa North Senatorial District.
Yohanna cited electoral irregularities and manipulation of results, and the Court granted the prayer to sack the lawmaker.
Abbo, who was first elected in 2019 on the platform of the PDP, had a fair share of controversy, including the slapping of a lady in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Darlington Nwokocha, Abia LP
The former minority whip of the senate has also gotten the big hammer from the court.
The Court of Appeal in Lagos sacked Darlington and declared Augustine Akobundu of the PDP as the winner of Abia Central Senatorial District.
The decision of the court further depleted the number of the Labour Party in the Senate. Darlington had won the election by a landslide by polling 92,116 votes against Akobundu’s 41,477 votes. But he fell to pre-election complications.
Abubakar Ohere, Kogi APC
Governor Yahaya Bello is currently represented in the senate by his archenemy, Natasha Akpoti-Uduagan.
Akpoti-Uduagan defeated Abubakar Ohere at both the election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
The tribunal had in September sacked Ohere as the Senator representing Kogi West, but the lawmaker approached the Court of Appeal for redress. However, the court ruled against him.