Nigeria, Jan. 29 -- The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu.

The judge, Inyang Ekwo, ordered the removal of Mr Egbunu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member, and directed that he be replaced with the candidate of the party with the next highest votes in the December 5, 2020 by-election in the constituency.

It will be recalled that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Enefola, with 4,565 votes, came second behind Mr Egbunu of the APC who polled 8,515 votes in the by-election.

Going by Friday's judgment, Mr Enefola of the PDP is for now the winner of the election.

But Mr Egburu who reserves the right to appe...