The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed an appeal filed by Jamilu Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against an earlier ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the 2023 Election Conducted for the Faskari/Kankara/Sabuwa Federal Constituency inconclusive.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Jamilu Mohammed the winner of the election but in a ruling by the Election Petition Tribunal, which sat in Katsina, declared the election inconclusive and ordered INEC to conduct an election in 20 polling units of Faskari and Kankara Local Councils.INEC
The Court of Appeal in its ruling delivered by the Presiding Judge, Justice Moore Aseimo A Adumein upheld the position of the Tribunal in declaring the election inconclusive while also surcharging Jamilu Mohammed a fine of N300,000:00 to be paid to the All Progressives Commission (APC) candidate in the Election, Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki.
Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, who was Katsina’s Deputy Speaker, contested the House of Representatives election on the APC ticket.
The Appeal Court further directed INEC to conduct elections in 20 polling units within 30 days.