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Appeal Court sacks Abdulmumin Jibrin, orders fresh election

THE Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna  has ordered fresh election into Kiru/Bebeji Constituency Federal Constituency seat of Kano State.

By this ruling, Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing the constituency at the House of Representatives has lost his seat in the green chamber.

Jibrin, a former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, was declared winner of the election for the seat in February but his victory was challenged by Aliyu Datti Yako , the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The petition of the PDP candidate was dismissed at the election petition but he appealed the judgment .

According to Daily Trust, Justice Ajoke Adepoju who delivered the judgment on Friday said the entire election conducted in the two local governments of Kiru and Bebeji could not stand as the final result contained in Form EC (8)E for the election was mutilated.

Justice Adepoju said since the result was mutilated any presumption on the actual result was a hearsay.

Jibrin has been at loggerheads with the leadership of APC after he was left out of the House of Representatives committee leaderships constituted by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.

He was the Secretary General of Gbajabiamila campaign team to clinch the position of the House Speaker.

Three months ago, he was suspended by the Kano State APC over allegations of anti-party activities.

In a statement signed by the chairman of APC in Bebeji local government, Suleiman Gwarmai, the party also recommended Jibrin’s expulsion.

 

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