Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has appointed former senator Abubakar Danladi who was sacked by the Supreme Court as senator representing Taraba North in 2017 as his Special Adviser on Special Duties. The appointment which takes immediate effect, was announced through a statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Sunday.
In a unanimous judgment, the court nullified Mr. Danladi’s election and declared his challenger, Shuaibu Lau, the winner of the 2014 primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Taraba North Senatorial District. The court also asked Mr. Lau to return all the salaries and allowances he received as senator. There is no evidence he ever did that.