Court Nullifies The Victory Of Senate Minority Leader

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The election of Senator Simon Mwadkwon, the Senate minority leader and the senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has been nullified, according to the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The three-member panel headed by Justice Daudu Williams unanimously decided that Mwadkwon was not legitimately nominated by the PDP.

The panel stated that, in their opinion, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not completely comply with court orders because twelve Local Government Areas (LGAs) did not attend the congress.

In addition, the court mandated a 90-day window for a rerun of the Plateau North Senate seat.

One of the main reasons for the court's ruling was the PDP's disregard for an ongoing court order from the Plateau State High Court, which has been in place since 2020, requiring Congress to be held prior to nominations.

The victory of Musa Avia, a PDP representative for Bassa North in the House of Representatives, was also ruled invalid by the panel at the Appellate court, which was presided over by Justice Okon Abang.

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