A federal high court sitting in Kano has disqualified Sulaiman Sumaila, a former aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the duly elected representative of Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of Kano at the national assembly.
Sumaila had resigned his appointment as senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (house of reps) to contest the election and he was declared winner.
But at the court on Thursday Lewis Allagoa, the presiding judge, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Sumaila “as he did not participate in the primary election of the party”.
The plaintiff in the suit, Shamsudeen Dambazau had approached the court, praying the nullification of Sumaila’s recognition by INEC as duly elected lawmaker.
You may be interested
Anambra election: Tension as IPOB threatens one week lockdown in…Webby - October 24, 2021
By Innocent Duru, Nwanosike Onu, Awka and Emma Elekwa, Onitsha It’s an empty threat, elections will hold – Anambra govt…
Ifeanyi Ubah bags law degree, confident winning Anambra electionWebby - October 24, 2021
The governorship candidate of the Young Progressive Party, Ifeanyi Ubah has said that he would emerge governor in the 6…
FBN Holdings makes u-turn, confirms Otedola’s purchase of 5.07% stakeWebby - October 24, 2021
OtedolaOBINNA EZUGWU FBN Holdings Plc, the holding company for First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has confirmed that billionaire investor and…