Supreme Court Affirms Buhari’s Aide, Sha’aban Electoral Victory As Rep Member-Elect


The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Muhktar Ishaq Yakasai challenging the primary election of the All Progressive Congress, APC that produced Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada as Kano Municipal federal House of Representatives member elect

Solacebase recalled that the Court of Appeal Kaduna Division had ordered INEC to recognize Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada as Kano Municipal federal House of Representatives candidate of APC in the election of Feb. 23., 2019.

Muhrtar Ishaq Yakasai who was an aspirant in the election and was defeated filed a suit challenging the primary election results.

At the Supreme Court on Thursday, Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad who led other four Justices that include, Inyang Okoro, Chima Nweze, Amiru Sanusi and Abba Aji in a unanimous ruling struck out the appeal for lack of merit.

Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad said the filed motion by the Appellant was contradictory and wrongly filed.

He said the motion was wrongly dated 2018 instead of 2019 and the extension of time been sought by the Appellant is not allowed in election petitions

The Judges dismissed the seven filed motion by the Appellant and upheld the judgment of the court of the Court of Appeal

The Appellant in the suit Muhktar Ishaq Yakasai was represented by four Lawyers led by Dr. George Ogunyomi while Barrister Ibrahim Bawa SAN, represented the second respondent, APC.

The first respondent , Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada was represented by Barrister Nuraini Jimoh who led other four Lawyers and the third respondent, INEC was represented by Barrister Alhassan Umar.

Solacebase reports that Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada  is  a Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Broadcast Media and elected  Kano Municipal federal House of Representatives member at the March National Assembly election