Appeal Court sitting in Sokoto on Wednesday sacked the All Progressives Congress, APC Senator representing Sokoto South, Abubakar Tambuwal and APC Member representing Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency, Aliyu Shehu and returned the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Candidate Ibrahim Danbaba and Balarabe Kakale as Senator and House of Representative member in the National Assembly, respectively
The PDP candidates had filed the appeals against the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which had upheld the elections of Senator Tambuwal and House of Representatives member Aliyu Shehu
Delivering the judgement Wednesday the judge Federich Oho, said Danbaba and Kakale’s appeals succeeded.
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 APC candidates that were declared winners of the elections and are occupying the seats at present are Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal for Sokoto South Senatorial District and Aliyu Shehu, representing Bodinga/Dange-Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency.
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.
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The apex court announced the decision on Wednesday, hours after it commenced the hearing of the appeal.
The Supreme Court panel, led by Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Mohammed, said it will give reasons for dismissing the petition on a later date.