Judges’ Absence Stalls Suit Challenging Bala Na’Allah’s Nomination


Absence of  Court of Appeal Judges in Sokoto State on Tuesday stalled hearing of an appeal suit filed by Mr Sadiq Sule-Iko challenging the nomination of Senator Bala Na’Allah’s as the All Progressives Congress candidate for Kebbi South Senatorial District.

Sule-Iko approached the Appeal Court, Sokoto Division, challenging the decision of Federal High Court in Birnin Kebbi that struck out his suit in which he challenged the validity of Na’Allah’s nomination during the APC primaries conducted in October 2018.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no reason was given for the absence of the judges.

Lawyers from the appellant’s and defendant’s sides were in court on Tuesday.

The new date would be communicated to the parties.

NAN reports that the lower court struck out the case on the grounds that the suit was not filed within the 14 days duration as required by the Constitution. (NAN)



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