Supreme court sacks Shekarau, affirms Rufai Hanga as senator-elect

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau

The Supreme Court on Friday, affirmed Rufai Hanga’s nomimations as the Kano central senatorial district candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

The apex court removed a former Kano governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, who was earlier nominated by NNPP and declared winner of the election.

In May 2022, Shekarau dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the NNPP after months of leadership tussle with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano.

In August 2022, Shekarau decamped from NNPP to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Owing to his defection from NNPP, the party moved to replace him with Hanga, a former senator.

However, when the final list of senatorial candidates was published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the former Kano governor was listed as the NNPP candidate.

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