Senator Ishaku Abbo has been given the go-ahead by the Yola Division of the Court of Appeal to run for senator from Adamawa North in the National Assembly election that will take place this Saturday.
Abbo’s future was in jeopardy after a lower court supported the decision of the APC leadership in his hometown of Mubi North Local Government Area to expel him from the party earlier.
The lower court had found that Abbo no longer enjoyed the benefits of membership, including running on the party’s ticket for the election on February 25.
But on Thursday, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision upholding Senator Ishaku Abbo’s expulsion from the APC.
In his ruling, Court of Appeal Justice Isaiah Olufemi Akeju nullified the lower court’s decision and overturned all of its orders against Senator Ishaku Abbo.
The court ruled that the lower court lacked the authority to hear the case and upheld Senator Abbo’s right to run for reelection to the Senate on the APC ticket as a card-carrying member of the party.
The senator was given a N500,000 award by the court as costs against the respondents.
Mubi North executives of APC had moved against Abbo last October by expelling him from the party on an anti-party activity charge after Abbo severally voiced opposition against APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.