The Court of Appeal, situated in Jos, in Plateau state, confirmed on Thursday the victory of the senator representing the Plateau Central, Nde Hezekiah Dimka, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also validated the election of the senator representing Bauchi Central, Senator Jika Dauda Halliru.
By offering separate trials, the Presiding Judge, Hon. Judge Mudashiru Nasiru-Oniyengi stated that Senator Halliru is of age and educational qualification to contest the elections.
The judge stated that the petitioner and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the central Bauchi, were unable to demonstrate the thesis that the APC candidate, Jika Dauda Halliru, was not qualified to contest the elections.
He said, “The petitioner failed to prove his petition before the court on the allegations that the candidate didn’t hold the educational and age qualification to contest the election and the petition is hereby dismissed for lack of merit.”
Senator Halliru though his Senior Legislative Aide, Barrister Abdulrasheed Barau said that the judgement was not unexpected and it has proven that the people of Bauchi Central have spoken with one voice.