OrderPaperToday – The Senator representing Kogi East in the National Assembly, Attai Aidoko has moved to dispel news that made the rounds on Monday that his seat was declared vacant by the Court of Appeal, Abuja describing the story as “satanic fake news.”
The Senator who came under a point of order during Tuesday’s plenary explained that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had earlier ruled that the Federal High Court, Abuja lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case challenging his candidacy.
Senator Aidoko however disclosed that hearing on the matter has continued at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He further stated that he decided to approach the Court of Appeal to seek a constitutional interpretation of its previous ruling that the Federal High Court, Abuja lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case instituted against him by his opponent, Air Marshall Isaac Alfa.
Speaking on the outcome of the judgment yesterday, he said: “Yesterday the Court of Appeal said that we didn’t meet the requirements to seek for constitutional interpretation and we should go back to the Federal High Court to continue the trial which has been on since June.
“There was nothing in the decision yesterday; there was no question of who is the candidate. My opponent paid and sponsored fake news and information that caused me high embarrassment.”
Recall that the media space was yesterday inundated with news that the Court of Appeal had ordered Senator Attai Aidoko to vacate his seat, pending the determination of issue of candidacy at the court of first instance.