INEC Withdraws Return Certificate From Buhari’s Ex-Aide, Gives It To Minister’s Son

In accordance with a Premium Occasions report, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Monday issued a Certificates of Return for the Home of Representatives seat in Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano to Shamsuddeen Dambazau, son of the Minister of Inside Abdulrahman Dambazau.


The certificates had earlier been issued to Kawu Sumaila, a former senior particular assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Nationwide Meeting issues.


The Federal Excessive Court docket in Kano on April 18 disqualified Mr Sumaila because the duly elected lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


Mr Dambazau approached the courtroom difficult the nomination of Mr Kawu-Sumaila as APC flagbearer on the bottom that the previous presidential aide by no means participated within the Home of Representatives main election.

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Issuing the Certificates of Return on Monday, INEC Nationwide Commissioner, Amina Zakari, mentioned the issuance of the certificates is on the order of the courtroom.


“INEC is a law-abiding organisation and respects the rule of regulation therefore the issuance of the certificates to Alhaji Muhammad Shamsuddeen,’’ Mrs Zakari mentioned.


Mr Sumaila couldn’t be reached on whether or not or not he had appealed the courtroom ruling. He didn’t choose or return calls made to his telephone nor reply a textual content message despatched to him.


The Controversy


Mr Dambazau had sued INEC, APC and Mr Sumaila difficult the nomination of the latter because the candidate of APC.


He instructed the courtroom by means of his counsel, Nuraini Jimoh, that Mr Sumaila contested for the Kano South senatorial seat and misplaced to Kabiru Gaya.

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Mr Sumaila had certainly contested the Kano South senatorial ticket of the APC. He misplaced to a serving senator, Kabiru Gaya.


Later, the state chapter of APC compensated him with Home of Representatives ticket of the Sumaila/Takai federal constituency which can also be throughout the Kano South senatorial district.


The APC ultimately gained the legislative election.


In its April ruling, the choose dominated that the motion of the APC was unlawful because the ex-presidential aide didn’t take part within the APC main for the Home of Representatives.


The choose, Lewis Allagoa, ordered INEC to withdraw the certificates of return issued to Mr Sumaila.

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