Senator Atai Aidoko, representing Kogi East Senatorial District has been sacked by The Federal High Court Abuja.
This judgement was delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, he declared that Aidoko is guilty of wrongfully securing the Senatorial ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the court’s final verdict, Aidoko was not properly nominated by the party for the March 2015 National Assembly election.
The Court has ordered INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to Air Marshal Isaac Alfa(rtd) as the authentic winner of the primary election, and also to immediately withdraw Aidoko’s certificate of return.
The primary election of The PDP was conducted on December 7, 2014, in Idah Kogi state which was manipulated by the sacked lawmaker.
This prompted Isaac Alfa to file a suit before the high court wherein he accused PDP of illegally nominating Aidoko as its candidate for the Kogi East Senatorial election.
Justice Kolawole ordered the clerk of the court of the Senate to make arrangement for the immediate swearing in of Alfa Isaac with all his benefits and entitlements paid, and he also awarded a sum of 750,000 against Aidoko and the PDP respectively.