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List of APC Senators Sacked Within 100 Days in Office and Why

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The ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC ) won the majority of the seats in the Senate in the February 25 National Assembly election…..CONTINUE READING…CONTINUE READING

Being the party with the highest number of senators in the red chamber, the APC

took over the principal officers’ positions in the senate.

However, it appeared the party risked losing its status as the majority party in the National Assembly, particularly the Senate.

Some senators elected on the platform of the party were recently sacked by the senatorial election petition

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tribunal.

At least three of them have been sacked by the tribunal within their hundred days in office.

The court either ordered a rerun or declared their opposition in the last election as the winner.

Below is the list of the APC Senators sacked by the tribunal within their 100 days in office:

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On Wednesday, September 6, the Delta State

Senatorial Election Tribunal sacked the APC lawmaker

and ordered a rerun of the election within 90 days.

The court’s decision followed a petition by Michael Diden, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Diden had sought the disqualification of Onowakpo over the alleged failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to follow due process in the declaration.

The APC lawmaker was also sacked by the Kogi State

senatorial election petition tribunal sitting in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday, September 5.

The court ordered INEC to conduct a supplementary election in the senatorial district.

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The PDP’s candidate in the senatorial district has approached the court over the cancellation of the election in 94 polling units with over 59,730 votes.

The supplementary poll will be held in the affected polling units.

Justice Kemakolam Ojiako of the tribunal sitting in Kogi State sacked Sadiku-Ohere and declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as the winner of the February 24 election in the senatorial district.

In her petition before the tribunal, Natasha asked for the nullification of Sadiku-Ohere’s victory and asked the court to announce her as the election winner…..CONTINUE READING

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