Niger senator-elect promises to get back his mandate after appeal court loss

Niger senator-elect promises to get back his mandate after appeal court loss

- Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa says he will reclaim his mandate at the Supreme Court

- Musa urged his supporters to remain calm and peaceful while he pursues the case to the end

- The senator-elect on the platform of the APC says he is very sure the Supreme Court will upturn the ruling of the appeal court

In reaction to his loss at an appeal court on Monday, April 8, the senator-elect for Niger East district, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa, has promised to reclaim his mandate.

Musa said he was heading to the Supreme Court following the ruling of the appeal court which upheld the case filed by Senator David Umaru against his nomination by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded National Assembly elections.

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In a statement made available to Legit.ng by his media office, Alhaji Musa, who was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having polled the highest valid votes cast, sued for calm among his supporters in Niger state.

The statement released in Abuja quoted the senator-elect as assuring his supporters that “he fittingly won the APC primary election conducted for the senatorial district.”

Musa expressed his dissatisfaction with the appellate court judgment and he said he would see the case to a logical conclusion at the Supreme Court.

''The appeal court ruling cannot stand; it is a miscarriage of justice and a complete aberration to what justice entails.

“I have no doubt in my mind that the apex court in the land will right the wrong temporarily done to my mandate by the lower court,” the senator-elect said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja nullified the election of Mohammed Sani Musa who was declared the winner of the Niger East district on the platform of the APC.

The appellate court in a judgment read by Justice Stephen Adah, declared Senator David Umaru as the senator-elect for Niger East district.

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The report said Justice Adah arrived at the decision after setting aside the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja on the grounds that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter having become statute barred by law.

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