Election 2019: Group lambastes House of Reps member for openly boasting of securing a court verdict

Election 2019: Group lambastes House of Reps member for openly boasting of securing a court verdict

- A group has openly disagreed with a House of Representatives member over claims he made concerning the 2019 elections

- The Niger state based group, Niger Against Corruption says Honourable Abdullahi Garba openly boasted of securing a court verdict

- The group also vowed to mobilise against the lawamaker's return to the green chambers

A Niger state based group, Niger Against Corruption, has disagreed with a House of Representatives member, Honourable Abdullahi Garba, over claims he made concerning the forthcoming 2019 elections.

The group accused the federal lawmaker of openly boasting of securing a court verdict in his favour, vowing to mobilise against the lawmaker's return to the green chambers.

The lawmaker represents Kontagora Mariga Wushishi and Mashegu federal constituency under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to the group, Honourable Garba boasted during a campaign rally in Wushishi local government area that the court case challenging his candidacy is not an issue.

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Part of the statement read: “This man, despite losing in the primaries as the people are already tired of his representation, had his mandate challenged in court but instead of focusing on the legal work before him, he went about compromising.

“He even had the audacity to openly tell his supporters in Wushishi local government during his campaign that the case he has in court is not an issue.

“We hope that the people will take note. But most importantly ‘Nigerlites’ need to wake up and force these dishonorable Honourables out of power.”

Meanwhile, an election expert, Mr Jide Ojo, on Friday, February 1, urged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to track and arrest politicians involved in vote buying ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Ojo, Who is the Executive Director of OJA Development Consult, made the call at a two-day training for personnel of the NPF on election security and vote buying held in Abuja.

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The training was organised by ANS Consulting Limited in collaboration with the NPF to sensitize officers and men of the police on what constitute vote buying and how they can help curb the menace especially as the 2019 election approaches.

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