January 10, (THEWILL) – A High Court in Yola, Adamawa State capital, has nullified the nomination of Senator Elisha Abbo, as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Northern Senatorial District of Adamawa state.
The Mubi North LG Exco of the party, on October 7, 2022, approved the expulsion of the Senator as recommended by the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
Following his expulsion, two APC members, Abdullahi Suleiman and Yusha’u Usman of Kolere and Sabon Layi Wards, Mubi North LGAs respectively, sued the Senator and sought for an interpretation regarding his status in APC.
In his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Danladi Mohammed of High Court 3, ruled that Senator Abbo was not entitled to seek re-election, having been expelled by his ward chapter of the APC.
While Justice Danladi declared that the court is satisfied with the procedure followed in the expulsion of Senator Abbo, he held that the action of the plaintiffs in suing the Senator is not an internal affair of the party as claimed and that they have locus standi to institute the action against him since they are registered members of the party.
The court held that the embattled Senator and APC are bound by the resolution of Mubi North LG Exco dated 7th October, 2022, which expelled him.
Justice Danladi further restrained APC under which the Senator is seeking re-election from recognising him as its candidate, adding that he is not entitled to any rights or privileges accorded to APC members.
The Court further restrained Sen. Abbo from parading himself as the candidate of the party in the Northern Senatorial District in the forthcoming general election.