Niger East Senatorial Candidate gets party nod
NEWS DIGEST – Niger East Senatorial Candidate Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa‘s aspiration to the senate got a boost recently following the All Progressives Congress ‘s (APC) compliance with Court order recognizing him as the authentic candidate of Niger East Senatorial District.
In a letter signed by the Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, the party wrote to notify the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. In the letter, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Wednesday, the party said INEC should respect the order of the court.
The document captioned ‘Notification of Court Order in suit No FHC/ABJ/C1/1210/2018. Between Mohammed Sani Musa vs APC and two others’, Oshiomole said: “
the nomination of Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa as the authenticate candidate of the party representing Niger East Senatorial District following a Federal High Court Judgment order which ruled in Mohammed’s favour.
It would be recalled that Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa challenged the decision of the All Progressives Congress to supplant him with Senator David Umaru whom he defeated in the October 2nd Niger East Senatorial District primaries having pulled the total votes of 39,172 as against David Umaru’s 5, 870 votes. Sani 313, as he is fondly called, had won the primary election conducted by the governing All Progressive Congress in the state but the ticket was allegedly handed over to the incumbent Senator, David Umaru who was defeated in the election held October 2nd, 2018.
The Federal High court sitting in Abuja declared Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa as the winner of the Niger East APC Senatorial District primaries. In a landmark judgment, the court declared Musa winner of the October 2nd primaries having pulled the total votes of 39,192 votes as against Senator David Umaru’s votes of 5,870. The judge presided by Justice F. O. Giwa Ogunbanjo
Folashade ruled that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress acted in total disregard to logic, the constitution as well as the party guidelines to supplant Mohammed Sani Musa with David Umaru who scored far less votes of 5,870.