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Court Cancels the Candidature of President Buhari’s Media Aide.



A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday nullify the candidature of APC Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada in the forthcoming general elections.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Sa’adatu Ibrahim in a ruling said the primary election that produced Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada was marred with irregularities.

According to evidence presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the security agents shows that the outcomes of the primaries favoured Mukhtar Ishaq Yakasai as the aspirant with the highest vote. Hence should have been declared winner of the election.

Justice Sa’adatu Ibrahim ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognize Mukhtar Ishaq Yakasai as the bonafide elected APC candidate Kano Municipal Federal Constituency in the forthcoming elections.

It can be recalled that  Mukhtar Ishaq Yakasai , a former Chairman of Kano Municipal Council filed in the case against Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, INEC and APC on the ground that he was the person duly elected at the APC primary election held last year.

Reacting to the judgement, Counsel to the Plaintiff, Barrister Ibrahim Waru expressed his delight by commending the ruling.

However , Counsel to Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, Barrister Nuraini Jimoh said he would need to discuss with his client on the possibility of taking the next course of action.

Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, is the  Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari  on Broadcast Media.

Adamu Aminu, writes from Kano

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