46 days to the 2023 election, a Yola High Court, Adamawa State, on Tuesday sacked Senator Ishaku Abbo as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial candidate for Adamawa North senatorial zone for the 2023 election.
The court presided over by Justice Mohammed Danladi, sacked Senator Abbo on the ground that he was expelled from the party by his ward in Mubi North Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa.
Justice Danladi held that the Senator and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are bound by the resolution of the party Mubi North Local government chapter’s executive expelling him from the party on the 7th of October 2022.
The court also averred that Senator Abbo is not entitled to enjoy any right or privilege accorded to APC members.
ThePrint Nigeria recalls that following the nomination of Senator Kassim Shettima, Borno Central, a Muslim as the running mate to the party’s Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in June 2020, Senator Ishaku Abbo, APC, Adamawa North dumped the Tinubu Support Organisation.
According to the statement released by Senator Abbo in June 2020, with the Muslim- Muslim ticket that has been adopted by his party, his conscience will not allow him to campaign for the APC Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate, just as he described the ruling party’s choice of Muslim-Muslim ticket as irresponsible, insensitive and ignorant of the country’s political system.
Recall that the Mubi North LG executive of the party had on the 7th of October 2022, approved the expulsion of the Senator as recommended by the party’s disciplinary committee.
The court further restrained APC under which the Senator is seeking re-election from recognizing him as its candidate, saying that he cannot validly be the candidate of the party in the forthcoming general election.