Court sacks Kogi Senator, Aidoko from Senate

Court sacks Kogi Senator, Aidoko from Senate
Chris Steven, Abuja
A Federal High Court in Abuja has asked Atai Aidoko, a senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District to vacate his seat at the National Assembly.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who handed down the ruling on Wednesday,  ruled that Aidoko was wrongly presented as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the December 2014 primaries conducted by the party.

And as a result of the presentation of Aidoko as the party’s flag bearer, his challenger, Isaac Alfa, began a legal battle for the nullification of Aidoko’s election.

An appeal court had ordered parties to return to the trial court to allow it determine the rightful owner of the suit, thus rendering the seat vacant.

However,  Aidoko refused vacating the office and has appeared repeatedly at Senate plenaries since then.

On Wednesday, the court ordered the PDP and  Aidoko to pay Alfa N750,000 each.