Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto
The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has nullified the candidature of the Governorship Candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State, Dr. Dauda Lawal, and dismissed his appeal.
The court, which was presided over by Justice Muhammad Shuaibu, in an unanimous judgment said that the appeal is abuse of judicial process and lacked merit.
Shuaibu further explained that the appellant has no right to appeal the judgment he has already complied with.
He noted that the appeal is an academic exercise and, therefore, awarded N100,000 against the appellant to be paid to the respondents. It has been recalled that Mr. Ibrahim Shehu, the gubernatorial candidate of People Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State, has challenged the emergence of Lawal as PDP’s candidate in Zamfara State, saying that the election that returned him was marred with irregularities and noncompliance with Electoral Act and PDP’s guidelines.
Source: Thisday Newspaper