The Supreme Court on Friday sacked Senator Ibrahim Shekarau as the candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party and recognised Senator Rufa’i Hanga as the party’s candidate for the 2023 general election.
Newsmen hinted Oyo News that Shekarau was declared the winner of the 2023 Kano Central Senatorial District election under NNPP.
Shekarau, a sitting senator was in the NNPP and was nominated to vie for the senatorial position under its platform.
However, the Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the nomination of Hanga as the NNPP’s authentic candidate.
Furthermore, in a unanimous judgement, Justice Inyang Okoro-led five-member panel of the Supreme court faulted INEC’s refusal to replace Shekarau with Hanga after the former left the party for PDP before the election.