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Court declares Lawal Usman Kaduna PDP Senatorial candidate

PDP Kaduna Central Senatorial: Appeal Court Declares Lawal Usman Authentic Candidate

Lawal Usman has been recognized as the legitimate PDP candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The Federal High Court’s ruling ordering a second election, which resulted in Ibrahim Usman winning, was also overturned by the appellate court.

In its ruling, the three-member panel presided over by Justice Peter Affen concluded that by intervening with a party’s internal affairs, the lower court that had ordered an election re-run had exceeded its authority.

Justice Umar of the Federal High Court Kaduna, had delivered a judgment in favour of Ibrahim Usman who challenged the victory of Lawal Usman in the PDP Kaduna Central senatorial primary election.

Lawal Usman polled 99 votes against his closest rival Ibrahim Usman who polled 84 votes.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare