Reactions As Court Forecloses Senatorial Ambition For Elisha Abbo Over His Stand Against Muslim-Muslim Tickets
The High Court of Adamawa State sitting in Yola has sacked the most controversial Senator Elisha Abbo from contesting the forthcoming election in Adamawa North Senatorial District as the candidate of the APC.
Justice Mohammed Danladi gave the order while delivering verdict on the pre – election matter brought before the court.
It was gathered that the latest development was due to the Senator’s expulsion from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by his ward in Mubi North local government area of Adamawa State.
It is on record that the Mubi North LG executive of the party had on October 7, 2022, approved the expulsion of Abbo as recommended by the party’s disciplinary committee.
Justice Danladi held that the APC Senatorial candidate for Adamawa North senatorial district and his party are bound by the resolution of the Mubi North Local government chapter’s executive decision expelling him from the party.
The court also ruled that Senator Abbo is not entitled to enjoy any right or privilege accorded to APC members based on his expulsion from the party.
The court further restrained APC under which the Senator is seeking re-election from recognizing him as its candidate, saying that he cannot validly be the candidate of the party.
Following the court judgment, Senator Abbo was barred from parading himself as the party’s candidate in the upcoming general election for the Northern Senatorial District.
According to Justice Danladi, the plaintiff’s counsel has proved his case and the court is satisfied with the procedure followed by the party since Senator Abbo was accorded the opportunity to defend himself but deliberately refused to so do.
He said that the action of the plaintiffs in suing the Senator is not an internal affair of the party as claimed and that they have locus standi to institute the action against him since they are registered members of the party.