Senator David Umaru has been sacked by the
Supreme Court. The court on Friday, June 14th, 2019 declared Mohammed
Sani Musa the winner of the last election for the Senate held in the
Niger-East Senatorial District of Niger State.
The court set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal,
Abuja, which declared Senator David Umaru, ex-Chairman, Senate Committee
Chairman on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the valid candidate of the
All Progressives Congress (APC), who won the election.
In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court,
led by Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, upheld arguments by Musa’s legal team, led by Chief
Wole Olanipekun (SAN) to the effect that Musa won the primary of the
APC for the election and was the actual candidate for the election.
The apex court allowed the appeal filed by Musa marked: SC/405/2019
and affirmed the February 7, 2019 judgment by Justice Folashade
Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which declared Musa
the validly nominated candidate of the APC for the election