The past Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to suspend its judgement on an application trying to leave seats of 54 federal lawamkers who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akpabio also prayed the court to allow him to respond to the suit that was filed by a group of people who fight for fair treatment under the aegis of Legal Defence and Help Project, LEDAP which has applied for the refund of (moneys paid for working) and (sums of money given/freedoms to move within limits) of lawmakers who defected after their election into the National Assembly.
In a fast move, the Senator, few days to the judgement date for the suit, filed an application insisting that he was not talked to before any lawyer was selected to appear for the matter.
The Senator said he was not informed by the clerk of the National Assembly or even personally served with the said suit. Informing the court that he only read about the case in the Newspapers, Akpabio said, the suit was not a class action and he was free to use an advice of his choice and to personally defend himself.