Supreme Court sacks Umaru of Niger east ‎senatorial district

Supreme Court sacks Umaru of Niger east ‎senatorial district

- The Supreme Court has declared Mohammed Sani Musa the winner of the last election for the Senate held in the Niger-east senatorial district of the state

- The court annulled the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which earlier declared Senator David Umaru winner of the poll

- The court ruled that Musa won the APC primary election and was the valid candidate for the election after the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary

The Supreme Court on Friday, June 14, declared Mohammed Sani Musa the winner of the election for the Senate conducted in the Niger east senatorial district.

The court cancelled the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which earlier recognised Senator David Umaru as the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), The Nation reports.

In its verdict delivered Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, the Supreme Court ruled that Musa won the primary of the APC and was the rightful candidate for the election.

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The court allowed the appeal filed by Musa marked: SC/405/2019 and upheld the Federal High Court judgment in Abuja which declared Musa the nominated candidate of the APC for the election.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Federal High Court, Abuja had declared Musa as the APC candidate for Niger East senatorial district in the forthcoming general elections.

Justice F.O Giwa-Ogunbanjo made the declaration in a judgment she delivered on Thursday, February 7.

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Giwa-Ogunbanjo in her judgement, said: “Musa was the declared winner of a primary election the APC conducted in the senatorial district on October 2, 2018.”

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Source: Legit

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