The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed Malam Rufai Hanga as the Senator-elect for Kano Central Senatorial District of Kano State at the National Assembly on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
In the judgment prepared by Justice Uwani Aba-Aji but delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the court held that the appeal brought before it by the Independent National Electoral Commission lacked merit and consequently dismissed the suit.
In its verdict, the apex court resolved the two formulated issues against one and disagreed with it completely in its arguments.
The court equally sacked a former Kano State governor and former Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, as the candidate of the NNPP in the February 25 National Assembly election.
Earlier, a Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal in Abuja had upheld the candidature of Hanga as the senatorial candidate of the party following the withdrawal of Shekarau as a member of the party and senatorial candidate over irreconcilable differences he had with the party’s leadership.
However, INEC appealed the judgment which it consequently lost at the appellate court.
The electoral body subsequently proceeded to the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of the two courts which declared Hanga as the lawful candidate of the party for the senatorial district.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
Contact: [email protected]
You may be interested
Prof. Nwamara Emerges New Dean of Arts Faculty in UNIZIKWebby - March 16, 2023
Advertisement By Izunna Okafor, Awka It was a moment of fanfare and funfair at the Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe…
Count me out of ADC, PDP alliance – Katsina’s only female candidateWebby - March 16, 2023
Hon.-Hauwa-Jibrin Advertisement Hajiya Hauwa Lawal Jibrin, the House of Assembly candidate for Katsina Local Government under the African Democratic Congress…
Exclusive Leaked Audio Exposes Isah Yuguda, Yakubu Dogara & Abubakar Sadique’s Real AgendaWebby - March 16, 2023
AIR MARSHALL ABUBAKAR SADIQUE Advertisement By Bashir Mustapha Ambassador Sadique Baba Abubakar of APC appears to be surrounded by a…
Leave a Comment