BREAKING: Court of Appeal sacks Abdulmumin Jibrin as Rep member, orders re-run

BREAKING: Court of Appeal sacks Abdulmumin Jibrin as Rep member, orders re-run

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna state on Friday, November 1 ordered fresh election into Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency seat of Kano state, Daily Trust reports.

Former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin occupied the seat before the court's decision.

Jibrin was declared winner of the election, but the results were challenged by Aliyu Datti Yako of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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

Justice Ajoke Adepoju who delivered the judgment said the entire election conducted in the two local governments of Kiru and Bebeji could not stand.

The court's decision comes ata time Jibrin is facing political travails from the leadership of the APC in his constituency.

According to her, the final result contained in Form EC (8)E for the election was mutilated.

The lawmaker was suspended by APC leaders in the area three months ago.

There had been suggestions that Jibrin had issues with the APC at the national level.

The rumours began after he was left out as a committee chairman in the constitutuion of the standing committes in the lower house.

Jibrin was the director-general of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila's election and was expected to get the chairmanship of a 'juicy' committee.

In a related development, the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi earlier today, upheld the election of Gabriel Suswam as the senator representing Benue North-East senatorial district.

Senator Suswam had earlier won the case at the lower tribunal in the state.

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