By Our Reporter, Lokoja
The Supreme Court has taken final decision on appeals the five man panel driven power from Section 31 Subsection 5 of the Supreme Court noted that Section 285, Subsection 9, 10 has already dealt with the situation. He is to file the action within 14 days from the date of the publication, therefore the Supreme Court threw out the case.
The Supreme Court stated that the action seeking to disqualify Engr. Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party who is eminently qualified for any office in the land is status barred and out of time. The Supreme Court also faulted the Lokoja High Court ruling and therefore ruled that the judgement is null and void.
The case was initiated out of time and therefore, the judgement of the Lokoja High Court is out of time. The five man panel of the Supreme Court stormed out of the Court after delivering the judgement.
Recall that an earlier Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, had ruled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last November 16, 2019 general election, Musa Wada, forged his primary school certificate.
Holding that the candidate lied on oath while submitting his Form CF001 to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the election, the court disqualified him.
By the ruling, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not participate or have a qualified candidate for the November 16 election in Kogi.
The suit filed by Femi Peter, a lawyer and citizen of Kogi, prayed among others for an order disqualifying the PDP candidate from contesting the election because he presented false information to INEC in support of his candidacy.