An Appeal Court sitting in Sokoto Wednesday afternoon has sacked Senator Abubakar Shehu Tambuwal of All Progress Congress (APC) representing Sokoto South Senatorial District.
The presiding judge Justice Frederick Oho has returned Senator Ibrahim Danbaba(PDP) to the House of Senates thereby overturning the judgment of a Sokoto State Election Petition Tribunal on its judgment declaring Abubakar Shehu Tambuwal as the Senator elect representing Sokoto South Senatorial District in the 2019 election.
Senator Ibrahim Danbaba (PDP) had Appeal against declaration of Senator Tambuwal (APC) by INEC and Sokoto State Petition Election Tribunal as senator elect to represent Sokoto South District in the 2019 National Assembly election.
Senator Danbaba had appeal on the ground that, Tambuwal did not score majority of lawful votes and that he was not qualified to run for the election as his credentials bore Abubakar Shehu Arabu.
Tambuwal had told the lower court that he lost his original certificates and had to re-apply for them from all the schools he attended.
He also said Arabu was his grandfather’s name, while he adopted Tambuwal because he is from the town.
Delivering the judgment, Justice said senator Ibrahim Danbaba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is duly elected and he’s hereby declared the Senator representing Sokoto South Senatorial District in the 2019 National Assembly election.