Appeal Court affirms APC’s Isah Jibrin as Kogi East senator

The Court of Appeal on Thursday affirmed the election of Jibrin Isah of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as senator representing Kogi East.

INEC had declared Isah the winner of the Kogi East Senatorial District election but the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was second in the election, Victor Adoji, had challenged the return of Isah at the tribunal on the ground that elections were cancelled in some polling units.

Adoji pleaded with the tribunal to nullify the victory of Isah and order a supplementary election in the affected 94 polling units in the senatorial district.

In a unanimous judgement, the tribunal, led by Justice K.A. Orjiako, ordered a rerun in 94 polling units with irregularities in the last general election.

Isah, however, filed an appeal against the decision of the lower court.

The Court of Appeal, in its judgement on Thursday, set aside the judgement of the tribunal and the appellant’s victory was affirmed.

(Daily Post)

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