Appeal Court Gives Verdict on Suit Seeking Tambuwal’s Sack as Sokoto South Senator

Dec 19, 2023 | Uncategorized

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  • Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the petition seeking the sack of Aminu Tambuwal, as Sokoto South senator.
  • The appellate court also affirmed the election of former Sokoto governor, Aliyu Wamakko as Sokoto North senator.
  • The three-man panel awarded a fine of N500,000 in favour of Tambuwal and the Peoples Democratic Party.

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja – A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the senatorial election of former Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, as Sokoto South senator.

The three-man judges led by Justice Mustapha Muhammad dismissed Ibrahim Danbaba’s petition against Tambuwal and awarded a fine of N500,000 in favour of Tambuwal and his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, The Punch reported.

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Appeal Court gives verdict on suit seeking Tambuwal’s sack as Sokoto South Senator
Court Appeal affirms Tambuwal’s election
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In a separate judgment by the same appellate court, the panel affirmed the election of Aliyu Wamakko as Sokoto North senator.

The appellate court also dismissed the petition filed by the immediate past deputy governor, Manir Dan’iya.

One of the lead counsel for the PDP, Suleiman Usman, confirmed the judgment to The Punch via telephone on Tuesday, December 19.

“While the election of Senator Tambuwal was affirmed by the court, the three-man justices in their wisdom also awarded a fine of N500,000 against the petitioner in favour of the defendant and the PDP.

“Meanwhile, the court also in his wisdom dismissed our petitions filed on behalf of the former deputy governor, Manir Dan’iya against the former governor and Senator representing Sokoto North, Aliyu Wamakko.

Appeal Court affirms election of PDP’s Senator

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja affirmed its judgment declaring PDP’s Senator Austin Akobundu representing Abia Central Senatorial District.

The appellate court dismissed the application filed by Hon. Darlington Nwokocha of the Labour Party, seeking the reversal of its earlier Judgment wherein it declared Senator Akobundu as the authentic winner of the February 25, 2023 National Assembly election in the Senatorial District.

The court ordered the LP candidate, Nwokocha to pay Senator Akobundu the sum of N5 million.

Ayade loses at Court of Appeal

Legit.ng also reported that the Court of Appeal Court sitting in Lagos dismissed the petition by Ben Ayade, the former governor of Cross River state, challenging the victory of Agom Jarigbe in the Cross River North 2023 senatorial district election.

The court also awarded N500,000 against the former governor, the candidate of the APC in the election, in favour of the incumbent senator.

Source: Legit.ng

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