The election petition tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Friday sacked the speaker of the state house of assembly, Hon. Moses Sule.
The speaker, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was sacked alongside Danjuma Azi, a member representing Jos North West constituency in the assembly.
The petitioner had challenged the sponsorship of Sule and Azi on the grounds that the PDP was not qualified to participate in the election for lack of party structure.
Delivering the judgment, the tribunal, led by Muhammad Tukur, said the PDP was not qualified to sponsor the respondents for the election.
He held that as the party did not have structure, “nothing can stand on nothing”.
The tribunal further held that the PDP disobeyed the order of Justice S. P. Gang of the Plateau State High Court delivered on November 26, 2020, which ordered the party to conduct ward congresses.
Justice Tukur said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to tendered any authentic document that showed there was repeated congress by the party in 2021, as claimed by the respondents.
A Tukur-led panel sacked two PDP lawmakers from the state assembly on Thursday.