BREAKING: Appeal Court Sacks APC House of Reps Member Ilyasu Kwankwaso, Affirms New Winner

BREAKING: Appeal Court Sacks APC House of Reps Member Ilyasu Kwankwaso, Affirms New Winner

  • The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has delivered a shocking verdict that favoured the candidate of the NNPP
  • The court altered the election in the Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal Constituency and sacked APC's Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso, earlier declared the winner
  • The NNPP's candidate, Yusuf Umar Datti, has been reinstated as the rightful winner of the poll and thereby returned to the National Assembly

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over 2 years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - On Monday, November 6, the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, sacked Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Yusuf Umar Datti wins against APC's lawmaker, Ilyasu Kwankwaso, at the Court of Appeal. Photo credit: Mikiya
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In a ruling delivered on Monday, the appeal court affirmed and reinstated Yusuf Umar Datti of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the rightful winner of the Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal Constituency Election.

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Why the court sacked Ilyasu Kwankwaso of the APC

As reported, the three-man panel led by Justice Tunde Oyebamiji Awotoye allowed an appeal by Yusuf Datti.

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Delivering its judgment, Justice Awotoye held that the tribunal was wrong to have counted the date of the appellant’s resignation on the date of his party’s primary election and that Section 77 of the Electoral Act was misapplied, saying no court has jurisdiction on the issue of membership of the party, The New Telegraph report added.

Appeal court affirms Danjuma Goje's victory

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Court of Appeal in Abuja affirmed Danjuma Goje's victory as the senator representing the Gombe Central senatorial district.

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An appeal by the PDP candidate, Abubakar Aliyu, regarding the February 25 senatorial election was rejected by a three-member panel of judges at the appellate court.

The panel upheld the decision of the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Gombe, which had previously dismissed Aliyu and the PDP's petition against Goje and the APC.

Tribunal sacks second NNPP House of Reps member

Legit.ng also reported that the national and state House of Assembly election petition tribunal sacked Idris Dankawu of the NNPP, representing the Kumbotso Federal House of Representatives Constituency of Kano State.

The Justice I.P. Chima led tribunal ruled that Dankawu forged his West African School Certificate, which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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