HomeBreaking NewsTribunal sacks Plateau Assembly Speaker Moses Sule

Tribunal sacks Plateau Assembly Speaker Moses Sule


Related stories

Old, new naira notes remain legal tender indefinitely – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN) has ruled that...

Appeal Court sacks Kaduna Speaker Yusuf Dahiru

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared Yusuf...

Kano Gov. Abba Yusuf appoints new Head of Civil Service

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has approved,...

Lalong may quit Tinubu’s cabinet as Minister picks Senatorial Certificate

Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has picked...

Kashim Shettima presides over NEC meeting

Vice President Kashim Shettima is currently presiding over the...

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 tribunal, however, declared the former majority leaders of the house, Hon. Naanlong Daniel and Hon. Mark Na’ah, all of the All Progressive Congress (APC), as winners of the March 18 election.

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.

READ ALSO |  Clergyman, 20 others killed in fresh Plateau attack

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.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.


Latest stories


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here