Justice John Okoro has awarded the price of N280 million in opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for difficult the Supreme Courtroom’s ruling on the Zamfara governor’s election.
Robert Clarke, a senior lawyer, filed the appliance on behalf of the APC faction led by a former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari.
The apex court docket introduced this after rejecting the APC’s utility to overview its verdict on the Zamfara governor’s election on Friday.
The Supreme Courtroom had earlier annulled the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates within the 2019 normal elections held within the State.
With one in every of seven dissenting judges, the tribunal, led by Nigeria’s Chief Justice Tanko Mohammed, has dominated that APC’s utility is an abuse of judicial course of.
Nevertheless, Choose John Okoro mentioned the Supreme Courtroom didn’t have jurisdiction to overview its judgment.
“The aim of the Supreme Courtroom is sealed,” he mentioned. The applying is a gross abuse of judicial course of, it’s frivolous. The applying is subsequently rejected, ”he learn.
He then awarded the price of N2 million in opposition to the appellant for being paid to the previous to 140 respondents.