Court of Appeal Affirms Elections of Senators Ali Ndume and Kaka Lawan

Court of Appeal Affirms Elections of Senators Ali Ndume and Kaka Lawan

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the elections of Senators Ali Ndume and Kaka Lawan, representing Borno South and Borno Central, respectively.

Borno Central and South Senators Win at Court of Appeal

The three-member panel of judges, led by Justice Biobele Georgewill, ruled that the appeals against the lawmakers lacked merit.

Court Upholds Elections of Senators Ndume and Lawan in Borno

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ndume and Lawan as the winners of the National Assembly elections in their respective senatorial districts.

However, Muhammed Kumalia, Kudla Satumari, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenged the poll outcome at the tribunal.

Borno Senators Retain Seats at Court of Appeal

The two petitions challenging Ndume and Lawan’s election were dismissed by the Borno State National and State’s Election Petition Tribunal.

Kumalia and Satumari then lodged appeals before the Court of Appeal. However, the court upheld the submissions of the senior lawyers, stating that the two appeals challenging the senators’ elections lacked merit.

Elections of Senators Ndume and Lawan Upheld by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeals and affirmed the elections of Lawan and Ndume.

Conclusion

The Court of Appeal has affirmed the elections of Senators Ali Ndume and Kaka Lawan, representing Borno South and Borno Central, respectively.