The Courtroom of Enchantment has dismissed the decision of the Federal Excessive Courtroom Katsina which nullified the first election that produced Muritala Shehu because the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, candidate for Malumfashi/Kafur Federal Constituency, Katsina State.
Murtala filed the enchantment in opposition to the choice of the Federal Excessive Courtroom Katsina, which on November 23, 2022, nullified the first election during which he emerged as winner in opposition to Nasiru Sa’advert Ahmed.
In a unanimous resolution delivered on the twenty seventh of January, 2023, the Courtroom of Enchantment put aside in its entirety the judgment of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, affirming the PDP major election carried out for Malumfashi/Kafur Constituency and declared Muritala Shehu who scored the best vote because the Home of Representatives candidate for the get together.
Nevertheless, the enchantment was heard on the appellant’s temporary of argument solely, because the respondent, Nasiru Sa’advert Ahmed didn’t file something earlier than the court docket to defend the enchantment till he was out of time to take action.
Reacting to the judgement, Katsina PDP Authorized Adviser, Barrister, Mahutta Mustapha, stated: “The judgement represents the true place of the PDP major election carried out on 22 Could, 2022 whereby the appellant, Murtala Shehu emerged the winner.
“It additionally represents the true want of the delegates from Malumfashi/Kafur Constituency who voted for Murtala Shehu whereby he had 34 votes within the major election, whereas his opponent had 29 votes.”
He added that, “definitely, instances between members of the get together don’t end in something useful to the get together. They need to unite and assist whoever emerges.”
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