Breaking: Tribunal Invalidates Gombe Speaker's Election, Issues Fresh Directive to INEC

Breaking: Tribunal Invalidates Gombe Speaker's Election, Issues Fresh Directive to INEC

  • The tribunal has given a final verdict regarding the election victory of the Gombe speaker, Hon Abubakar Leggerowo
  • The court cancelled Leggerowo's election and ordered the INEC to conduct a fresh election, leading to the sack of the speaker
  • Following the tribunal's recent judgment, Leggerowo will slug it out with the PDP candidate, Honourable Bashir Abdullahi, in the rerun

Gombe state, Nigeria - The tribunal for the state Assembly elections sitting in Gombe state has declared the election of the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Abubakar Leggerowo, null and void.

Gombe tribunal, Honourable Abubakar Leggerowo
The tribunal has sacked Gombe House of Assembly speaker, Abubakar Leggerowo. Photo credit: Abubakar Leggerowo
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The speaker was elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Akko's central constituency, and his election was challenged by his main rival, Honourable Bashir Abdullahi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The tribunal presided over by Justice Michael Ugar nullified the speaker’s election on the ground that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled votes cast in some polling units in the constituency, Leadership reported.

Ugar ruled that the cancellation of the results by INEC was erroneous and ordered the commission to conduct a fresh election within the next 30 days to determine the actual winner of the assembly seat, Daily Trust report added.

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Gombe speaker has, however, rejected the court's judgment and vowed to appeal against it as soon as possible.

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