- The appeal court has, in a unanimous decision, cancelled elections in Alhassan Doguwa's federal constituency over inconsistencies
- Doguwa, an APC member, is the current majority leader in the House of Representatives
- The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to hold fresh elections in the area to choose the people's rightful representative
The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Alhassan Doguwa, was on Monday, November 4, sacked by the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna state.
Daily Nigerian reports that the appeal court sacked Doguwa in a unanimous decision of the judges.
The report said the court nullified the entire election in the two local government areas of Tudunwada/Doguwa federal constituency of Kano that the ranking lawmaker represents at the green chamber.
Reading the judgement, lead judge, Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, ordered fresh elections in the constituency.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna recently ordered fresh election into Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency seat of Kano state occupied by Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, a ranking lawmaker of the House of Representatives.
Jibrin, a former chairman of the House committee on appropriation, was declared winner of the election, but the result was 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 deliver.
It was also reported how the victory of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West, at the upper chamber, was on Friday, October 11, nullified by an appeal court.
Delivering the verdict, Justice Yahaya Dantijo, the head of a three-member panel of the court, affirmed the earlier judgment of the election petition tribunal which had set aside Melaye's victory.
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