Tribunal sacks Rep members over certificate forgery

By Akpos Oghenetega,

The Kano State National and State House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal, on Thursday, sacked Muktar Yerima as the lawmaker representing Tarauni Federal Constituency of Kano State in the House of Representatives.

The sacked lawmaker contested the February 25 National Assembly election on the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party.

The tribunal, however, nullified his election on the grounds of certificate forgery.

In Yerima’s place, the tribunal declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress,  Hafizu Kawu, as the winner of the poll.

The three-man tribunal, chaired by  Justice I.P. Chima, decided in their judgment on a petition filed by Kawu to challenge Yerima’s declaration as the winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The tribunal declared that in the face of his forged certificate, all the votes garnered at the poll by Yerma amounted to wasted votes.

The Punch

 

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