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Supreme Court sacks APC senator

Supreme Court sacks APC senator

The Supreme Court has announced Mohammed Sani Musa as the winner of the Niger East senatorial election in the last National Assembly polls.

The court also set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, that declared Senator David Umaru the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recalled that Umaru was earlier declared the winner of the senatorial district election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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However, in an undisputed judgment on Friday, the Justice Ibrahim Muhammed-led five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld that Musa won the primary of the APC for the election and was the actual candidate of the party.

The apex court allowed the appeal filed by Musa marked: SC/405/2019 and affirmed the February 7, 2019 judgment by Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, declaring that Musa was the validly nominated candidate of the ruling party for the Niger-East senatorial district election.

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