Elisha Abbo, the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District had his election nullified on Monday by Nigeria’s Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The court declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Amos Yohanna, as the winner of the February 25 senatorial election.
Yohanna had in a petition filed at the tribunal sitting in Yola challenged the declaration of Abbo, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the poll. He argued that Abbo did not score the majority of lawful votes cast.
He contended that the poll was marred by irregularities, such as false entries, alteration, and cancellation of votes at several polling units.
The Court of Appeal is the final court for the determination of disputes arising from senatorial election cases.
After learning about his sack, Abbo blamed his fate on the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
He alleged that Akpabio had a hand in the unfavourable court judgment against him. He alleged that the Senate President had penciled down four other senators for removal through the court.
Abbo faulted the court judgment and insisted that there was no way the PDP candidate could have defeated him at the poll. He said he was so popular that his margin of victory against the PDP candidate was 11,000 votes.