Court Sacks Kano Lawmaker
The Court of Appeal on Friday, sacked Abdulmumin Jibrin as the lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State.
The decision was handed down by Justice Ajoke Adepoju who also ordered a fresh election to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Court in its ruling, cancelled elections held in the two local governments in the constituency on grounds of the mutilation of final results contained in the EC (8)E forms.
With this, the appellate court has overturned the decision of the election petition tribunal led by Justice Nayai Aganaba which had on September 12 upheld Jubrin’s election victory in the petition brought before it by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aliu Datti Yako.
The tribunal had unanimously dismissed the petitions, noting that the petitioners failed to prove their allegations.
Yako in his petition before the tribunal, alleged that INEC wrongly declared Jibrin as the winner of the poll with 41,700 votes, while he was said to have scored 40,385 votes.