The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has nullified the victory of the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Simon Mwadkwon, who is representing Plateau North- Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
In a unanimous judgement, the three-member panel led by Justice Daudu Williams held that the PDP did not validly nominate Mr. Mwadkwon.
The panel held that court orders were not fully complied with by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs) didn’t participate in the congress.
The court cited non-compliance with a subsisting court order from the Plateau State High Court made since 2020 for the PDP to conduct Congress before nominations, as a key factor in their decision.
The court also ordered a rerun for the Plateau North Senatorial seat to be conducted within 90 days.
The panel at the Appellate court led by Justice Okon Abang also nullified the victory of PDP’s Musa Avia representing Bassa North in the House of Representatives.
In a related matter,
The Supreme Court will today begin hearing the appeals filed by the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party, Peter Obi, challenging the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 election.