Katsina gu­ber: APGA can­di­date seeks N30bn dam­ages from MTN

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

Al­haji Umar Ab­dul­lahi Tsauri (Tata), the gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date of the All Pro­gres­sives Grand Al­liance (APGA) in Katsina State, dur­ing the 2015 elec­tions, has asked a Fed­eral High Court in Katsina to com­pel MTN Nige­ria to pay him N30 bil­lion dam­ages.

Tata had ap­proached the court where he blamed the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion com­pany for al­low­ing the op­po­si­tion to clone his per­sonal line to send text mes­sages to un­sus­pect­ing ad­mir­ers, an­nounc­ing his with­drawal from the gu­ber­na­to­rial race, 24 hours to elec­tion date.

The court was told that with­out au­tho­riza­tion, the mo­bile num­ber of the APGA can­di­date was used to ask his sup­port­ers to vote for the can­di­date of the PDP, Engi­neer Musa Nashuni.

The APGA can­di­date, who was rep­re­sented by Bar­ris­ter Mas’ud Ale­belewa, said that sin­gu­lar ac­tion made his client to lose his en­tire prospect of be­com­ing the win­ner of the 2015 gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion in the state.

Jus­tice B.G Ashi­gar, who ad­mit­ted the case, ruled that MTN Nige­ria should be at the court on Novem­ber, 30 to de­pend it­self.

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