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Appeal Court sacks Senator Ishaku Abbo

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ishaku Abbo.

Abbo was elected in February 2023 under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

The court, then ruled in favour of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amos Yohanna.

Senator Abbo Reacts

Reacting, Abbo, in his official Facebook page has appealed to his supporters and constituents to remain calm.

Abbo’s ordeal started after the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, when his victory was challenged at the Tribunal by Rev. Amos Yohanna.

In his petition marked :EPT/AD/SEN/02/2023, Rev Yohanna had alleged that the election of Sen. Abbo was invalid by reasons of corrupt practices or non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

He averred that Sen. Abbo was not duly elected by majority of the lawful votes cast during the election, alleging over voting at various polling units, false entries, alterations and cancellation of votes at several polling units.

Yohanna argued that some alterations and cancellation were not signed by the presiding officers of the polling units, and prayed the tribunal to set aside the election of Abbo.

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