Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal Excessive Court in the present day ordered the sack of the Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Atai Aidoko. The lawmaker is within the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering.
Justice Kolawole, delivering judgment in a pre-election go well with, additionally ordered the quick swearing in of Air Marshall Isaac Alfa (rtd.), of the PDP, by the Clerk of the Nationwide Meeting.
The court docket held that Aidoko was not correctly nominated by the PDP for the March 2015 Nationwide Meeting election and consequently ordered the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee to right away withdraw the certificates of return issued to Aidoko in 2015. It held that the first election PDP carried out on December 7, 2014, in Idah, Kogi State, by way of which the sacked lawmaker emerged, lacked integrity and credibility.
The court docket ordered INEC to subject a recent certificates of return to Alfa being the winner of the December 7, 2014 Senate primaries of the PDP.
The court docket awarded a price of N750,000 towards Aidoko and the PDP respectively.