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Supreme Court Sacks Niger East Senator

The senator representing Niger-East Senatorial District of Niger State, David Umaru has been sacked.

He was fired on Friday (today) by the Supreme Court of Nigeria, which equally declared Mohammed Sani Musa as the winner of the last election for the Senate held in the Niger-East Senatorial District of Niger State.

The Supreme Court equally set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which declared Senator Umaru, the former Chairman, Senate Committee on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won the election.

It its unanimous judgement, the apex court through a five-man panel, led by Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, upheld arguments by Musa’s legal team to the effect that Musa won the primary of the APC for the election and was the actual candidate for the election.

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, which declared Musa the validly nominated candidate of the APC for the election

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