In a dramatic flip of occasion, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has requested the Supreme Court docket to sack Governor Waziri Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on the bottom of irregularities within the major election that produced him because the occasion’s candidate in 2014.
The occasion in a change of drugs directed its new counsel, Abduganiyu Arobo to concede to the attraction filed by Senator Umaru Dahiru to get judgement entered in favour of the appellant.
To pave method for the actualization of its new place, the APC de-briefed its lead counsel Mr. Jibrin Okutepa, who stood for the occasion on the Federal Excessive Court docket and the Court docket of Attraction the place he received beneficial judgments for the occasion.
At yesterday’s listening to, a brand new counsel, Abdulganiyu Arobo introduced his look for APC shortly after the senior lawyer made identical look.
Within the drama that ensued, Arobo advised Justice Mohammed Musa Dattijo-led panel that the senior lawyer had been requested to step other than the swimsuit and letter to that impact had been served on him.
Okutepa in response admitted receiving a letter however insisted that his authorized payment fee difficulty must be resolved earlier than he’ll step apart.
Justice Dattijo who demanded for a duplicate of the letter, drew the eye of the senior counsel to a portion of the letter that he was engaged for the occasion by governor Tambuwal and that he ought to strategy Tambuwal for his authorized charges fee.
At this level, Okutepa introduced his withdrawal from the attraction.
He, nonetheless, advised the apex courtroom that he bumped into stormy waters with the occasion when he declined to comply with reverse the positions canvassed by APC on the Federal Excessive Court docket and the Court docket of Attraction.
He stated he declined to agree as a result of in legislation, events should be in line with their place and that APC was not able to be in line with its earlier place in two earlier courts.
Okutepa additional stated that the brand new place of APC took place due to the defection of Governor Tambuwal from the occasion to the Peoples Democratic Get together, (PDP) including that since he was not a politician however a minister within the temple of justice, he couldn’t be a part of them within the new place.
Nevertheless, the attraction couldn’t be heard because the courtroom knowledgeable events to attend until January 25, 2019 for its determination within the preliminary objection towards listening to of the swimsuit filed by Tambuwal.
Justice Dattijo subsequently fastened March 5, 2019 for listening to of the attraction.
Recall that Dahiru additionally of APC had challenged the nomination of Tambuwal on the bottom that the record of delegates who should vote on the 2014 major election of the occasion was fraudulently swapped to favour governor Tambuwal.
He urged the courtroom to nullify the first election or within the various, declare him because the rightful candidate of the occasion for the 2015 governorship election.
The appellant misplaced on the excessive courtroom and courtroom of attraction prompting him to strategy the Supreme Court docket for ultimate determination