Court Sacks Tambuwal, Shehu

The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Wednesday sacked Senator Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal, Sokoto South Senatorial District and Aliyu Shehu, representing Bodinga/Dange-Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency of the state.

They were elected under the platform of All Progressive Congress, APC.

The court returned Ibrahim Danbaba and Balarabe Kakale as Senator duly elected to represent Sokoto South Senatorial District and Bodinga/Dange-Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency, respectively.

In a short judgement read by Justice Frederick Oho, the court said that the appeal filed by Messrs Danbaba and Kakale, both candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during 2019 election, have succeeded and details on the judgement will be given later.

Mr Oho set aside the judgements delivered by Sokoto State Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed the appellants’ petitions in favour of the respondents who are All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the Appeal Court had on Tuesday also ordered a fresh election in Sokoto North/Sokoto South Federal Constituency of Sokoto State.

The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the election within 90 days.

The case was filed by Abubakar Abdullahi, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the election of incumbent House of Representatives member, Bala Hassan of APC.

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