Amiru Tukur Idris, the member of the House of Representatives for Bakori/ Danja constituency was on Thursday, April 18, sacked by a Federal High Court sitting in Katsina state.
Daily Trust reports that Justice Hadiza Shagari, in her ruling on the case, said all the seven reliefs sought by the applicant, Engr Yakubu Nuhu Danja, have been granted.
The report quoted the justice as saying the substitution of the plaintiff’s name with that of Amiru Tukur, who is the second defendant in the case, remained null and void.
“The reliefs sought by the plaintiff are hereby granted and the originating summons succeed,” the judge said.
The report said Engr Yakubu had sought the court for justice when his name was replaced by the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the party’s primaries.
It was learnt that during the primaries, Yakubu scored 314 votes to defeat the Tukur who polled 305 votes.
Yakubu was reportedly announced winner at the constituency, but his name was later replaced when being submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the party.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the seat of the lawmaker representing Ebonyi South senatorial zone at the Senate, Sonni Ogbuoji, was declared vacant by a Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The lawmaker, Sonni Ogbuoji, was sacked by the court for defecting from the party he was elected, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The court, which ordered the lawmaker to vacate the seat immediately, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to him immediately and conduct a fresh election to fill the seat.
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