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Reps Member-Elect For Yola North, Yola South, and Girei Sacked by Court

Abdulrauf Modibbo Girei
The Gazette Staff
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A Federal High Court sitting in Yola, yesterday, sacked All Progressives Congress, APC, member of the House of Representatives-elect representing Yola North, Yola South and Girei federal constituency, Abdulrauf Modibbo Girei.

The incumbent member of the House of Representatives for the constituency, Lawal Garba, had dragged the member-elect to court on the ground that the primary election that made him a candidate of APC was inconclusive.

The court ruled that APC did not field a candidate for Yola North, Yola South, and Girei federal constituency.

Delivering judgment, Justice Abdulaziz Anka directed Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the certificate of return given to Modibbo and issue same to the runner up of the polls, Jafar Ribadu, PDP candidate.

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Counsel to the plaintiff, Yahaya Dangana, said he represented the plaintiff in four consolidated cases in the case of Lawal Abubakar, Saad, and host of others.

He said consequent upon the conduct of the primaries on October 7, 2018, by APC, the primary was adjudged to be inconclusive coupled with what transpired and a petition was written to the appeal committee of APC that the primary is revisited since it was believed to be inconclusive.

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