Sumaila crashes out as INEC presents Certificate of Return to Dambazau
The Independent National Electoral Commission has stripped Abdul Rahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila off his mandate for Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency in Kano State.
The Certificate or Return had earlier been given to Sumaila who was considered to be the flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress, APC, during the election.
However, son of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, sued INEC, APC and Sumaila opposing the later, Kawu Sumaila as the APC House of Representatives candidate for Sumaila/Takai federal constituency.
Sumaila was a former Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly House of Representatives Matters.
Dambazau said that Sumaila was not involved in the House of Representatives primary election of the APC in the Federal Constituency.
The Federal High Court, sitting in Kano on April 18, disqualified Sumaila as the duly elected Member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the APC in February 23, 2019, general elections.
Court ordered INEC to acknowledge Dambazau as the elected House of Representatives member, representing Sumaila/Takai federal constituency.
INEC National Commissioner, Amina Zakari issuing the certificate on Monday, said the certificate was issued based on the order of the court.
“INEC is a law abiding organization and respects the rule of law, hence the issuance of the certificate to Alhaji Muhammed Shamsuddeen,” said Amina Zakari.