By Yemi Itodo
Former Senator representing Yobe South and the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Senator, Mohammed Hassan, has approached the Court of Appeal, seeking the nullification of the election of Senator Ibrahim Bomoi.
Bomoi, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the February, 2019 polls.
Dissatisfied by the outcome of the election, Senator Hassan filed a suit at the Yobe State and National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, challenging the victory of Bomoi and the APC in the 2019 election.
A three-man panel of the tribunal sitting in Abuja and led by Justice Susan Oji, in its ruling in September, held that the petitioner and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) failed to prove their claims that Bomoi did not win with a majority of lawful votes.
Irked by Tribunal’s judgement, Senator Hassan is seeking an order of the Appellate court to set aside the decision of the panel.
He argued that the election was conducted without recourse to the Electoral Act and other guidelines.