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

THE Court of Appeal on Thursday affirmed the election of Sen. Jibrin Isah of the APC as senator representing Kogi East.

Isah is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs,.

INEC had declared Isah of the All Progressives Congress APC) as the winner of the Kogi East Senatorial District election.

But the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party who came second in the election, Victor Adoji had challenged the return of Isah .

This, he said, was on grounds  that the elections were cancelled in some polling units where the PVCs collected were more than the margin of win.

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

In a unanimous Judgment, the tribunal led by Justice K.A. Orjiako ordered
a rerun in 94 polling units where there were irregularities in the last general election.

Not pleased with the judgment, Isah filed an appeal against the decision of the lower court.

The appeal court in its judgment on Thursday held that the witness on which the tribunal relied its judgment on was incompetent.

The court subsequently expunged the exhibits presented by the witness from the records.

The appellate court held that the appeal succeeded and the judgment of the tribunal is hereby set aside and the appellant’s victory sustained and affirmed, (NAN)


November 2, 2023 @ 20:03 GMT|