Two days to election, court orders Saraki to swear-in Alfa as new Kogi East senator

Two days to election, court orders Saraki to swear-in Alfa as new Kogi East senator

- A Federal High Court has ruled that Air Vice Marshal Isaac Alfa won the 2015 Kogi East senatorial seat

- The cout ordered the current senator representing the district, Atai Aidoko, to vacate the seat

- The Senate president was ordered by the court to immediately swear-in Alfa into the senatorial seat

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, February 21, has asked Senator Atai Aidoko representing Kogi East senatorial district to vacate his seat at the National Assembly for Air Vice Marshal Isaac Alfa (rtd).

The court ruled that Alfa is the winner of the 2015 Kogi East senatorial seat and ordered his immediate swearing-in as the Kogi East senator by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Daily Trust reports that Justice Anwuli Chikere struck out the application by Senator Aidoko seeking for a review of the earlier judgement.

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The judgement for Aidoko to vacate the senatorial seat for Alfa came two days to the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Meanwhile earlier reported that Ahmed Ogembe, the senator representing Kogi Central on Friday, February 15, survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene.

Duke Opeyemi, Ogembe's special adviser on media and publicity disclosed this in a telephone interview in Lokoja.

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He said that the accident occurred around 9am on Friday at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe local government area of Kogi state.

Ogembe is seeking re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 National Assembly election in Kogi central. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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