Nigeria’s Supreme Court has sacked Abdulra’uf Abdulkadir Modibbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Modibbo is representing Yola South/Yola North and Girei federal constituency, Adamawa state in the national assembly
In a unanimous judgment on Tuesday, a five-man Justices of the apex court, held, in the appeal marked: SC/790/2019 that Modibo was not qualified to stand for an election, having not properly participated in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), scheme.
The judgement affirmed the earlier judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which held that the lawmaker had beside presenting doubtful credentials, he also did not participate in the NYSC scheme.
Justice John Okoro, who read the unanimous judgement, ordered that Jafar Suleiman Ribadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who came second in the polls be issued a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).