Court sacks Kogi East senator, Aidoko

THE Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate sack of Senator Atai Aidoko as the member representing Kogi East.

The court which was presided over by judge, Gabriel Kolawole, ruled that Mr Aidoko was wrongly presented as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the December 2014 Primaries conducted by the PDP.

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Following the presentation of Mr Aidoko as the party’s flag bearer, his challenger, Isaac Alfa, began a legal battle for the nullification of Mr Aidoko’s election.

The court also ordered the PDP and Mr Aidoko to pay Mr Alfa N750,000 each.

An appeal court had earlier ordered parties to return to the trial court to allow it determine the rightful owner of the suit, thereby rendering the seat vacant.

Mr Aidoko, however declined vacating the office and has appeared repeatedly at Senate plenaries since then.

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