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Another Federal Lawmaker is dead - Aliyu

House of Representatives member representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Suleiman Aliyu is dead. He was aged 53.

As indicated by reports, Aliyu died about 12pm on Tuesday at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State after an undisclosed ailment.

Two family members of the deceased, Hassan Banaga and Murjanatu Garba, affirmed his demise.

In accordance with Mr Banaga, “We are here at Barau Dikko Hospital Kaduna to take the body for burial. He is going to be buried in Lere town at 3 pm”.

Mr Aliyu was confirmed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in March 2020 in spite of contesting for the seat in the 2019 general election.

The deceased had lately won his case at the Court of Appeal, which reestablished him as both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the champ of the February 23, 2019, House of Representatives election for Lere Federal Constituency.

In a noteworthy judgment provided on Friday, the court had disregarded its prior verdicts in suit number: CA/K/EPT/NA/18/2019 and suit number: CA/K/EPT/NA/19/2019 for being nullities.

The court, which had Justices Obietonbara Daniel-Kalio, Saidu Tanko Hussaini and Olutodun Adepope-Okojie, held that the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal cannot remain despite the superior courts’ decisions by virtue of Section 287(2) of the 1999 Constitution.

The sub-section stated that “the decisions of the Court of Appeal shall be enforced in any part of the federation by all authorities and persons, and by courts with subordinate jurisdiction to that of the Supreme Court.”