By Etse Kassim, Abuja
Attai Aidoko, Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has dismissed reports making the round that he has been sacked by an Abuja Court of Appeal’s judgement.
Speaking on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday, Aidoko said the judgement delivered on Monday by the appellate court was being twisted as the court only referred the case back to the Federal High Court for hearing.
He explained, to the admiration of his colleagues in the upper legislative arm, that he had earlier asked the Appeal Court for reference because it ruled that the Federal High Court, Abuja did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter.
His words: “Mr President what really happened was of course, arising from the decision of the Supreme Court on the matter of my Senatorial District that we should go back to the Federal High Court to start the trial by calling evidence, we were there in June before a judge of the federal high court. viagra mit paypal bezahlen
“Because I sought for reference, it wasn’t an appeal, to ask the court to interpret or answer some constitutional questions because the court of appeal sitting here had given a judgment that the federal high court has no jurisdiction to entertain such matters.
“Now we are before the federal high court again who is going to decide on that same issue that has already been decided by the court of appeal, so I now sought for reference from the court of appeal, yesterday the court of appeal said the requirements for reference – we have not met it therefore we should go back to the federal high court to continue the trial which has been on since June. There was nothing in the decision yesterday, there was no question of who is the candidate.”
Recall that a panel of Appeal Court justices led by Abdul Aboki on Monday held that Aidoko was not the rightfully elected candidate at the National Assembly primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2014.
His opponent in the primary election, Isaac Alfa, who was declared as the winner of the primary secured victory in the high court which prompted Aidoko to appeal the judgement in the appellate court.
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