From ANENE AIKE, Sokoto
THE Court of Appeal in Sokoto has upheld the election of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, represeting Sokoto North Senatorial District, by dismissing the Appeal brought before it by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Maccido of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
Maccido had filed an appeal before the Court , challenging the Judgement of the National and States Assemblies Elections Petitions Tribunal which sat in Sokoto , that had dismissed his petition filed before it , for being Statute barred , as it was filed out of time .
Delivering Judgment on Monday , Justice Hamman Akawu Barka, dismissed the Appeal , saying , “ We found out that, it is Statute barred, as it was filed out of time.
“ I however make no order as to costs,” he added , while both the Presiding Justice , Justice Ibrahim Musa Saulawa and Justice Fatima O. Akinbanmi, all agreed with the Judgment.
In another judgement delivered by the Presiding Justice, Justice Saulawa , dismissed the case filed by Hon. Kabiru Marafa Achida of the PDP, challenging the Judgment of the lower Court that upheld the election of Architect Aliyu Ibrahim Almustapha of the APC, representing Rabah and Wurno in Sokoto Federal Constituency.
Similarly, Justice Saulawa dismissed the Appeal filed by Hon. Aminu Shehu Shagari of the PDP, challenging the Judgment of the lower Court that upheld the election of Hon. Abubakar Umar Yabo of the APC, represetingj Yabo and Shagari Federal Constituency.
The Court has however dismissed the Appeal filed by Hon. Saadu Nabunkari of the APC, challenging the Judgment of the lower Court that upheld the election of Hon. Mani Maishinko Katami of the PDP, represetingj Binji and Silame Federal Constituency Sokoto.