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The 18th of May judgement of the Kano State Federal High Court which sacked Alex Otti as Governor of Abia State has been dismissed by the Appeal Court sitting in Kano State presided by Justice M. N. Yunusa.
The Eastern Updates reports that the Appeal Court faulted the trial court’s hasty determination of the suit even without joining the necessary parties who were the actual targets of the claims in the suit.
The appellate court, therefore, awarded one million naira (N1,000,000) cost against the plaintiff, Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim, who had filed the suit (FHC/KN/CS/107/2023) seeking the disqualification of all elected candidates of the Labour Party.
The decision by the court comes barely two weeks after the governor secured victory at the Abia State governorship election petition tribunal.
The tribunal on October 6 affirmed Alex Otti as the duly elected governor of Abia State.
In another report, less than a week after senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Ubah, defected from the Young Progressive Party (YPP), to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the national leadership of his former party has resolved to take legal action against him to vacate his seat given the provisions of the laws of the land.
Senator Ubah, last week, left the YPP on whose platform he was elected to the Senate, claiming irreconcilable differences between him and the leadership of the party.