By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Court of Appeal in Sokoto on Monday validated the election of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of APC after dismissing the Appeal filed by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Maccido of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
Wamakko is representing Sokoto North senatorial District in the National Assembly following his election in the 2019 general elections.
The PDP candidate in the 2019 general elections, Senator Maccido had filed an appeal before the Court , challenging the Judgement of the National and States Assemblies Elections Petitions Tribunal which sat in Sokoto.
The Tribunal had dismissed the petition filed before it by the PDP candidate for being Statute barred , as it was filed out of time .
While delivering Judgment , Justice Hamman Akawu Barka, dismissed the Appeal , saying , ” We found out that, it is Statute barred, as it was filed out of time.
” I however make no order as to costs,” he added , while both the Presiding Justice , Justice Ibrahim Musa Saulawa and Justice Fatima O. Akinbanmi, all agreed with the Judgment.
Similarly, in a judgement delivered by the Presiding Justice, Justice Saulawa , dismissed the Appeal filed by Hon. Kabiru Marafa Achida of the PDP, challenging the Judgment of the lower Court that upheld the election of Architect Aliyu Ibrahim Almustapha of the APC, representing Rabah and Wurno Federal Constituency.
In another judgment , Justice Saulawa dismissed the Appeal filed by Hon. Aminu Shehu Shagari of the PDP, challenging the Judgment of the lower Court that upheld the election of Hon. Abubakar Umar Yabo of the APC, representing Yabo and Shagari Federal Constituency.
The Court has however dismissed the Appeal filed by Hon. Saadu Nabunkari of the APC, challenging the Judgment of the lower Court that upheld the election of Hon. Mani Maishinko Katami of the PDP, presetting Binji and Silame Federal Constituency.