Mohammed Sani Musa has been declared winner of the Niger East senatorial election in the last National Assembly polls by the Supreme Court.
The highest apex court set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja.
The Court of Appeal had declared Senator David Umaru the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senator Umaru, an ex-Chairman, Senate Committee Chairman on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters had been declared winner of the senatorial district election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The Justice Ibrahim Muhammed-led five-man panel of the Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment on Friday 14th, upheld arguments by Musa’s legal team, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN to the effect that Musa won the primary of the APC for the election and was the actual candidate of the party.
It also ordered that Mohammed Sani Musa be recognized as the authentic winner of the last election for the Niger-East Senatorial District.
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.
This online media understands that this is a lost to APC lead government. The lost has reduced the numbers of APC senators and many of the senators inaugurated on the 11th of June might loose their cases in the Court of Appeal.