Kano Assembly bows, to swear-in PDP’s Mohammed Today

Kano Assembly bows, to swear-in PDP’s Mohammed Today

Kano State House of Assembly will Today swear-in Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the elected member representing Kura/Garun-Malam constituency.

Speaker, Alhaji Abdullahi Ata, made the announcement on Monday at plenary.

He said the development followed a letter received from the Supreme Court over its judgment on the issue.

PDP had said the disobedience of the apex court’s judgement by the House was a glaring case of impunity and lawlessness by the All Progressives Congress, APC, government in the state.

The Supreme Court had on July 12 delivered the judgement in a case concerning the Assemblyseat of Kura/Garun-Mallam Constituency ofKano State.

In an appeal by the APC, the court upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Kaduna Division which was delivered on November 17, 2015.

It said that the appeal was completely devoid of merit and dismissed it accordingly.

The court ordered the third appellant, Hayatu Sallau, to vacate the seat in the state House ofAssembly and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of return issued to the appellant and immediately issue the same to the runner-up in the 2015 election into the House.

“The Speaker of the Kano State House ofAssembly or the Clerk of the House of Assembly(whichever is applicable) is hereby ordered to Swear in the Runner-up in the Said Election,” the court ordered.

INEC had earlier complied with the judgement by issuing the certificate of return to Mohammed.

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