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Kano election tribunal: APC wins NNPP in House of Reps tussle

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Kano election tribunal: APC wins NNPP in House of Reps tussle

The National and State House of Assemblies Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano on Thursday declared Hafizu Kawu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the February 25 Federal House of Representatives poll after nullifying the victory of Mukthar Umar Yarima of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) because of the forgery of his primary school certificate.

In delivering the judgement, the three-man panel of the tribunal upheld that the respondent, Yarima, didn’t attend Hausawa Primary School.

After evaluating statements by witnesses and documents tendered before it, the tribunal averred that Yarima forged his primary school certificate and therefore was not qualified to contest the Tarauni Federal House of Representatives Election.

The panel consequently declared all the total votes scored by the NNPP candidate as waste and declared the petitioner, APC’s Hafizu Kawu, who came second in the election, as the winner.

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