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Legal records  from the Supreme Court seen by this newspaper shows that Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi has been cleared of all forgery allegations and fit to hold public office.

 

The Supreme Court via APPEAL NO: SC/CV/168/2023 BETWEEN PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & 2 ORS discharged Senator Sani Danladi of 

 

Legal practitioner,  Ujah Israel Ujah said there is no subsisting judgment of any court in Nigeria disqualifying Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi from either contesting an election or barring him from holding any public office

 

Ujah  noted that the case under reference indeed came up on March 6, 2019 at the Federal High Court, Jalingo Division as judgement was delivered in Suit No: FHC/JAL/CS/1/2019 between Usman Udi & 3 Ors. Vs. Abubakar Sani Danladi & Anor, wherein he, Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi, was disqualified from contesting the gubernatorial election of Taraba State in the 2019 General Election.

 

He noted that, on appeal against the decision to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, the matter was struck out for being incompetent.

 

"However, at page 20 of the Supreme Court's Judgment, His Lordship, Peter-Odili, JSC (as she then was) held thus: "Learned Senior Counsel for the appellants had sought to lead the court to the earlier situation relating to the cause of action at the trial court by contending that the trial court itself had no jurisdiction to determine the matter in the first place if Section 285 CFRN is applicable since the cause of action arose on 25th October, 2018 a point not disputed and the Originating Summons filed on 9th January 2017 which made the action filed 76 days after the accrued cause of action, instead of 14 days provided by Section 285 (9) of the Constitution," he explained.

 

He added that based on the findings of the apex Court, Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi commenced an action before the same Federal High Court, Jalingo Division to set aside its earlier decision on the grounds that the Court lacked the Jjrisdiction to have entertained the suit in the first place.

 

The Court, he said, found merit in the case and on October 15, 2021 set aside its earlier decision as being a decision given without jurisdiction.

 

The Defendants in Suit No: FHC/Jal/CS/10/2021 Between Abubakar Sani Danladi Vs. Usman Udi &5 ORS thereafter filed a Notice and Grounds of Appeal to the Court of Appeal, Yola Division, which was later withdrawn.

 

He added that it was on the basis of the above that when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), prior to the 2023 general election challenged his candidature as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State, the case was dismissed.

 

Ujah added, "Giving all these facts, it is clear for the blind to see and audible for the deaf to hear that there is no subsisting judgment of any court in Nigeria disqualifying our client from either contesting an election or barring him from holding any public office," Ujah said.

 

Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi is a Businessman, educationalist, Politician and card carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC); with teaming supporters and admirers within the political firmament of Taraba State, Nigeria and the world at large.

 

Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi has occupied several political offices, which includes but not limited to Councilor, Chairman of a Local Government, Deputy Governor, an Acting Governor and a Senator and was recently nominated as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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