Kogi senator sacked by Court, order to vacate office
Less than a year to the expiration of the 8th National Assembly, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sacked the Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Sen Attai Ai’doko from the Upper Legislative chamber.
A 95-page judgment delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole held that Air Vice Marshal Isaac Alfa was the rightful winner the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Kogi East Senatorial Election, conducted in Idah, on December 7, 2014.
The presiding judge, ruled that Aidoko’s emergence as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the party’s primaries was illegal.
The judge ruled he was wrongly presented as the party’s flagbrearer during the December 2014 primary election.
The judgement followed an application filled by Isaac Alfa, another contestant, seeking the nullification of the senator’s election.
Justice Kolawole ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw forthwith, the Certificate of Return issued to Senator Aidoko, also ordered the Clerk of the National Assembly to swear in AVM Alfa to replace the sacked lawmaker.
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