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BREAKING: Court Sacks Senator Abbo, Says He Can’t Re-contest



BREAKING: Court Sacks Senator Abbo, Says He Can't Re-contest

The hope of Senator Ishaku Abbo, representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial District of participating in the 2023 general elections was dashed by the State High Court of Justice on Tuesday. NEWS PLATFORM can report.

The Adamawa State High Court of Justice No. 3, presided by Hon. Justice Danladi Mohammed, sacked Senator Cliff, saying that he is not entitled to seek re-election since he had been expelled.

Justice Danladi, held that the embattled Senator and APC are bound by the resolution of Mubi North LG Exco dated 7th October, 2022, which expelled him, saying that he is not entitled to enjoy any right or privilege accorded to APC members.

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Recall that the Mubi North LG Exco of the party had on the 7th October, 2022, approved the expulsion of the Senator as recommended by the party’s Disciplinary Committee.

Likewise, the court further restrained APC under which the Senator is serking re-election from recognising him as its candidate, saying that he cannot validly be the candidate of the party in the forthcoming general election.

It further restrained Sen. Abbo from parading himself as candidate of the party in the Northern Senatorial District in the forthcoming general election.

Justice Danladi, declared that the court is satisfied with he procedure followed in showing the Senator way out of the party, saying that Senator was accorded opportunity to defend himself but deliberately refused to so do.

He said that the action of the plaintiffs in suing the Senator is not an internall affair of the party as claimed, and that they have locus standi to institute the action against him since they are registered members of the party.

It could be recalled that 2 APC members, Abdullahi Suleiman and Yusha’u Usman of Kolere and Sabon Layi Wards, Mubi North LGA, respectively, sued the Senator and sought for an interpretation regarding his status in APC.

In his reaction, Counsel to the Plaintiffs, Abubakar Ali esq, appreciated the court, saying that the judgement will serve as deterrence to erring members of the party who claim to be above the party.

On his part, Counsel to the defendant, E. O. Odo, said that he will inform his Client about the decision of the court, saying if he agrees, they will test the judgement at the Court of Appeal.


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