Appeal Court Sacks Kaduna Assembly Speaker, Details Emerge

Appeal Court Sacks Kaduna Assembly Speaker, Details Emerge

  • The Abuja division of the appeal court has delivered its judgment on the election that ushered in Hon Yusuf Dahiru Liman as the speaker in Kaduna House of Assembly
  • The appellate court delivered its verdict in favour of the PDP's case and ordered a rerun of the election
  • The judges held that the APC's result (the margin of lead 382) was less than the number of PVCs collected in the above polling units journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

The Appeal court sitting in Abuja has invalidated the election of Honourable Yusuf Dahiru Liman, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

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Hon Liman has been sacked following the appeal court's judgment. Photo credit: Hon Yusuf Liman Dahiru Member Kaduna State House Of Assembly
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Court sacks APC speaker, orders INEC to conduct re-run in 5 polling units

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This comes after Hon Solomon Nuhu Katuka of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) filed a petition before the tribunal challenging the election of the speaker, who represents Makera constituency in the House of Assembly.

The PDP candidate informed the lower court that the speaker's election was rocked by gross irregularities, insisting he won the poll.

The Court of Appeal, in its judgment delivered on Friday, November 27, by Justice O. O Adejumo, Justice A. O Oyetula, and Justice P. Obiora, dismissed the appeal by sacking the Speaker, Daily Independent report added.

As it stands now, the votes are APC 17,470 and PDP 17,088. However, the court nullified the election on the basis that the margin of lead, 382, was less than the number of PVCs collected in the above polling units.

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Earlier, reported that the appeal court affirmed the election of Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Kaduna state.

The appellate court held that the tribunal acted in error when it depended on inadmissible evidence to order the conduct of supplementary polls in 22 polling units.

Delivering its judgment on Friday, the court dismissed the PDP's suit for lacking in merit.

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Similarly, reported that the Court of Appeal in Abuja sacked Nannim Langyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the lawmaker representing the Langtang north-north constituency in the Plateau state House of Assembly.

In a unanimous judgment on Saturday, November 25, the appellate court declared Nimchak Nansak of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.

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The three-member panel of justices of the appeal court set aside the tribunal’s verdict and ruled that Langyi was not qualified to have contested the election.


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