Sacked Plateau PDP lawmakers return to court, seek reinstatement

The 16 sacked members of the Plateau State House of Assembly, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have approached the Court of Appeal, seeking to set aside the earlier judgement of the same court that nullified their elections.

Recall that the Court of Appeal had nullified the election of all the PDP lawmakers in the State Assembly on the ground that their party lacked structure to sponsor candidates in the election.




However, the sacked legislators have insisted that they are still members of the House following the Supreme Court’s judgement affirming the election of Governor Caleb Mutfwang, whose case was also nullified at the Court of Appeal.

They believe that the Supreme Court’s judgement has vindicated them.


Log in to primsol.lawpavilion.com and enjoy the best E-journals, textbooks, and many more

To subscribe to Primsol, go to store.lawpavilion.com.

For further enquiries/assistance, send an email to [email protected] or call 08050298729


The sacked lawmakers, including Bala Fwanje Ndat and Datugun Paul Naankot, among others, in their motion on notice, with suit No: CA/J/33M/2024 and CA/J/31/M/2024, said pursuant to order 6 rules 1 of the Court of Appeal, 2021, they should be reinstated into the House.

This was part of their reliefs presented by their counsel, Garba Paul, SAN, who argued that both the election tribunal and the Court of Appeal lacked jurisdiction over the subject matter.

The sacked legislators said their ground as contained in the motions were predicated upon the fact that, “the judgement of the Court delivered on the 24th day of November, 2023, is a nullity.”

They are seeking “An order setting aside the decision of this Honourable court in appeal No. CA/J/EP/PL/SHA/62/2023, Dagogot Karyt Owen & Anor Vs Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), & Ors on 24th November, 2023, per E.O Williams-Dawodu, Abdul-Azez Waziri and E.O Abang, JCA.”

According to them, the Supreme Court judgement that validated the nomination and sponsorship of Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, suffices that the Court of Appeal should set aside its earlier judgement.

Recall that the lawmakers had made an attempt to return to the House of Assembly, a move that nearly triggered a political crisis in the state.

At the moment, members of the APC who are beneficiaries of the Court of Appeal judgement are yet to be sworn-in by the Speaker of the House, Gabriel Dewan Kudagbena.

The Speaker hinged his decision on conflicting court orders.

TRENDING: “Law and Technologies: Exploring the Evolving Intersection of Law and Technology” -By Fernandez Marcus-Obiene [ORDER NOW]



Call Bridget Edokwe Esq on 08060798767 or send your email to barristerngblog@gmail.com



The cost of the book is Seven Thousand Naira (N7,000) only. Call 08037667945 OR 08028636615 ;  or Email:princetonedu2012@yahoo.com; bookpublishing2017@gmail.com; princetonpub.com  to get your copy.




Author: Prof Theodore Okonkwo, Ph.D
: CALL: 08065159968; 08068771923: PRICES: N100,000 (SPECIAL EDITION), N60,000.00 (UNIVERSAL EDITION)


Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria -By Emeka Arinze Esq. [ORDER NOW] – For book cost & placing order, visit www.decfi.com.ng/order


Steps To Subscribe To the Court of Appeal Reports Nigeria


Get ‘Personal Property Law in Nigeria’ By Chief Mike A.A. Ozekhome, SAN (FREE)

Click below to download FREE

https://www.pulp.up.ac.za/monographs/personal-property-law-in-nigeria


ADVERTISEMENT

BESTSELLER: Commercial and Economic Law in Nigeria By Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN [ORDER NOW]

To ORDER click the link

https://kluwerlawonline.com/EncyclopediaChapter/IEL+Commercial+and+Economic+Law/COMM20210001