Abbo asks court to dismiss suit seeking his disqualification
By Suru Charles
The Senator representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial District, Ishaku Abbo, has urged the state High court sitting in Yola to dismiss the suit seeking an order to restrain him from re-contesting.
Abbo is of the view that the Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mubi North Local Government Council of the state has no power whatsoever to expel him from the party and wants the court to stop the suit seeking to push him out of the party and prevent him from re-contesting in the 2023 election.
The embattled senator, it would be recalled, had been at loggerheads with the state chapter of the APC, the situation which compelled the party’s executive from his Mubi local government council to expel him.
Not comfortable with the action, the Senator through his counsel, E. O. Odo, rushed to the court to seek justice.
He said that nobody ever attempted to personally approach him with the said complaint or any complaint whatsoever before the decision to expel him from the party was taken.
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He also argued that he had not breached the Constitution of the party as alleged by the plaintiffs to warrant being punished by the party or any of its organs.
The Trumpet gathered that members of the Senator’s senatorial district which includes Abdullahi Suleiman and Yusha’u Usman of Kolere and Sabon Layi wards, Mubi North LGA, respectively sued Abbo, seeking interpretation regarding his status in APC.
Through their counsel, Abubakar Ali, they want the court to declare Abbo is not qualified to be a candidate of the APC in the forthcoming general election in the zone, due to his alleged expulsion from the party.
Meanwhile, the presiding judge of the trial court, Danladi Mohammed, has reserved judgement stating that a date for the ruling will be communicated to all parties.
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