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Akpabio behind my removal for not backing his senate presidency bid, Abbo alleges
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 17 Oct 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

Senator Elisha Abbo has alleged that the Senate President Godswill Akpabio plotted his removal by the Court of Appeal.

Abbo made this allegation at his residence in Abuja on Monday, hours after the Court of Appeal nullified his election into the Senate.

The Adamawa senator claimed that Akpabio also has plans to remove the former chief whip of the senate, Senator Orji Uzor Jalu and four other senators for not backing his senate presidency bid.

Abbo described the judgment sacking him as a coup on democracy, calling on his supporters despite the ruling.

The senator insisted that, despite the court declaring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Amos Yohanna as the winner of the February election, he won the exercise.

According to him, he defeated the PDP candidate with a margin of 11,000 votes.

CEOAFRICA had earlier reported that the Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Monday, nullified the election of the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo.

The appellate court declared Yohanna, as the winner of the February 25 senatorial election.

Yohanna had in a petition filed at the tribunal sitting in Yola challenged the declaration of Abbo, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the poll, arguing that Abbo did not score the majority of lawful votes cast.

He contended that the poll was marred by irregularities, such as false entries, alteration, and cancellation of votes at several polling units, among others.

The appellate court, in its judgment on Monday, upheld Yohanna’s contention and nullified Abbo’s election.

The Court of Appeal is the final court for the determination of disputes arising from senatorial election cases.

 

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