The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked Senator David Umaru who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to represent Niger East Senatorial District.

The Apex Court, in a judgement by a five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, held that Umaru was not validly nominated by the APC.

The Court said it was satisfied that the appellant, Mohammed Sani, was the bonafide winner of the primary election APC conducted for the Senatorial District.

It went ahead to set-aside the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which had on April 8, affirmed Umaru who was the former Chairman of Senate Committee on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters, as winner of the Senatorial seat.

The apex court restored the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which declared Sani the validly nominated candidate of the APC for the election.

The court, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to forthwith, issue a Certificate of Return to the appellant as the Senator representing Niger East. Ogun East Election: Deji Ashiru.