The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, a member of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Abdullahi was sacked in a ruling delivered on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, by the Court.
The then declared the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Sa’ad Abdullahi Ibrahim, as the rightful winner of the election of the March 18, 2023 election for the Umaisha/Ugya State Constituency.
Earlier, the Appeal Court sacked the Bauchi State Assembly Deputy Speaker, Jamilu Umar Dahiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This comes days after s after the court nullified the election of the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
The 3-man panel of Justices, in a judgement delivered on Monday, set aside the judgement of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which earlier affirmed the election of Barade as the duly elected member representing Bauchi Central State constituency.
The court therefore ordered a rerun election in some polling units in the constituency, where the appellant, Aliyu Abdullahi Ilela, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), alleged over-voting.
The court further directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to retrieve the Certificate of Return earlier issued to the Deputy Speaker and conduct a rerun election in the affected polling units before determining the eventual winner.