Court Sacks David Umaru As Senator
The Supreme Court on Friday sacked Senator David Umaru as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the Niger-East Senatorial District of Niger State.
It also ordered that Mohammed Sani Musa be recognized as the authentic winner of the last election for the Niger-East Senatorial District.
By this judgment, the apex court set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which declared Senator David Umaru the valid candidate of the APC.
A five-man panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Ibrahim Muhammad in a unanimous judgment, upheld arguments by Musa’s legal team, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) that he won the primary of the APC for the election and was the actual candidate for the election.
The Supreme Court judgment hereby affirmed the February 7, 2019 judgment by Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which declared Musa the validly nominated candidate of the APC for the election.
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