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2023: Court lifts ban on former Senator Abubakar Danladi to contest election



Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi has been relieved as a Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Jalingo, Taraba State, Thursday, quashed a earlier courtroom order banning him from contesting for political places of work.

Reprieve got here his method on Friday because the Hon Justice Simon Amobeda nullified a Court docket order which had earlier slammed on him to not take part in electoral actions within the nation.

Senator Danladi, who was additionally a former Deputy Governor of Taraba State had via a courtroom ruling delivered on March 6, 2019, been disqualified from contesting the 2019 governorship on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) any future elections in Taraba State.

On the time of the judgement, the ex-lawmaker was the governorship flag bearer of APC, however was banned for falsifying his age within the INEC paperwork he submitted on the time.


Citing related sections of the Structure, the Court docket Decide established that the Court docket has inherent jurisdiction to put aside the earlier judgement, noting that the plaintiff has submitted the related paperwork that
qualifies him to take part in any elections.

Referring to a case of Supreme Court docket Vs Dingyadi, INEC Vs Okoro Ugwuanyi, and Kogi State Vs INEC Justice Amobeda mentioned the sooner judgement has been put aside.

Lawyer to the plaintiff, Barr David Kashima, mentioned the judgment was a victory for the rule of regulation, including that his shopper doesn’t have any encumbrance from collaborating in political actions within the nation.

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