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Court Declares Kogi East PDP Senator An Impostor, Sacks Him

Senator Atai Aidoko

Federal High Court has declared the Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Atai Aidoko on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as impostor and ordered that he should be removed from the red chamber immediately.

The Judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, held, in his judgment that Atai Aidoko was not properly nominated by the PDP for the March 2015 National Assembly election and consequently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately withdraw the certificate of return issued to him in 2015.

Justice Kolawole ordered the immediate swearing in of retired Air Marshall Isaac Alfa, of the PDP, by the Clerk of the National Assembly in place of the sacked Senator.

The court also ordered INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to Alfa being the winner of the December 7, 2014 Senate primaries of the PDP.

The court awarded a cost of N750,000 against Aidoko and the PDP respectively.

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