A tribunal, sitting in High Court 4, Jos, has nullified the election of Musa Avia Aggah, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Bassa/Jos-North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
The court held that Hon. Aggah was not validly nominated by the PDP for the bye-election conducted on February 26, 2022.
Recall that Musa Aggah was declared the winner of the Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency bye-election held on February 27, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Aggah had polled a total of 40,343 votes to emerge the winner, he was closely followed by the People’s Redemption Party’s candidate, Mohammed Adams Gwani, who polled 37,857 votes, while the ruling All Progressives Congress candidate, Joseph Abbey Aku, who came a distant 3rd, scored 26,111 votes.
The tribunal on Friday, in a consensus judgment led by its chairman, Justice Hope O. Ozoh, Khadi Usman Umar, and Justice Zainab M. Bashir, held that the petitioners have proved their case against Aggah beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Court also declared Aggah did not score the highest valid votes in the election.
It also ordered INEC to return Muhammad Adam Alkali of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) as the valid winner of the February 26, 2022 bye-election.
Meanwhile, Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi has said his loss at APC presidential convention is the will of God.
Recall that he alongside many other candidates lost to Bola Tinubu who later emerged as the party’s candidate.
Umahi said this during an interview with Arise Television on Friday morning, Monitored by Headlinenews.news.
“What happened to me at the APC primary election is the will of God. I swore an oath of allegiance to my party in APC and won’t say some things because the campaign has not started,” Umahi said.
The Governor was asked why he is not supporting the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi who is a Nigerian of Igbo extraction, despite his (Umahi) agitation for the Igbo presidency.
Umahi said, “No comment. I have answered your question and I answered you that when campaigns start we will be answering questions like this because as a man who wants to uphold the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I should just do that which is very important.”
Speaking further on Igbo Presidency, the APC presidential aspirant said, “There is no doubt that Igbo missed out so much in APC, but they missed out terribly in PDP. I have said this several times if Igbo would serve APC with the number of years they had served PDP and denied ticket, I will not be happy about that.
“Morally I don’t have any anger in me to say that it must be me (that would emerge the first Igbo president). No. I just did my bit and demonstrated that we have materials. And for me, in terms of who becomes the President of Nigeria, I want to suggest that we should talk on issues.”