- Supreme Court orders Abubakar Danladi to refund all salaries and allowances earned in the Senate within 90 days
- Danladi was the first deputy governor who ran on the same ticket with former Governor Dantata Suntai
- He became acting governor of Taraba state after Suntai took ill following a plane crash
Abubakar Danladi representing Taraba north constituency in the Nigerian Senate has been sacked by the Supreme Court.
The apex court in its ruling on Friday, June 23, also ordered Danladi to refund all salaries and allowances earned in the Senate within 90 days, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com recalls that Danladi was the first deputy governor who ran on the same ticket with former governor, Dantata Suntai.
In 2014, he was reinstated as deputy governor of Taraba state by the Supreme Court after he was impeached in controversial circumstances.
He was impeached on October 4, 2012 shortly before Mr. Suntai took ill after an air crash. He was accused of fraud and abuse of office.
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Another politician, Garba Umar, was then appointed deputy governor after his removal.
Umar then became acting governor after Suntai took ill following a plane crash.
But after the Supreme Court nullified Danladi’s impeachment on November 21, 2014, he was cleared to replace Mr. Umar as acting governor.
The court ruled that Danladi was denied fair hearing before he was impeached.
Meanwhile, Danladi’s removal from the Senate comes shortly after the Supreme Court sacked Herman Hembe representing Vandeikya/Konshisha federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
The apex court ruled that Herman Hembe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) be replaced by Mrs Dorathy Mato which it declared as the rightful winner of the APC party ticket for Vandikwa/ Konshisha federal constituency of Benue state.
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