In a decisive ruling on Monday, the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal unseated Senator Elisha Abbo, the sitting legislator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.
A unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices invalidated the previous tribunal judgment that upheld Abbo as the rightful winner of the Senatorial seat under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The court held that the appeal brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Amos Yohanna, had substantial merit.
Senator Abbo, known for a highly publicized assault on a lady in a sex toy shop in Abuja in 2019, saw his re-election aspirations dashed by this appellate court ruling.
Previously, following the incident, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory had ordered Senator Abbo to pay N50 million in damages to the victim, Ms. Osimibibra Warmate.
This decision was later affirmed by an appellate court panel led by Justice Jamilu Tukur.
Senator Abbo officially confirmed his removal from the legislative house via a post on his official Facebook page on Monday, while urging his supporters and constituents to maintain calm in the face of this development.
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