Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Tribunal nullifies election of Niger APC lawmaker for being underage

The Niger State National and State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Minna yesterday nullified the election of Murtala Badaru (pictured above) of APC, representing Suleja, in the Niger State House of Assembly on grounds of being underage.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Olatunde Oshodi, while delivering judgment on the election petition filed by Shaibu Iya, of PDP, said Badaru did not attain the constitutional age of 30 to become a lawmaker.

He ruled out the allegation that Badaru forged his educational certificates tendered before INEC during the elections. Justice Oshodi afterwards ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election within 90 days‎.

Counsel for Badaru, Mr Chris Osuagwu, says his client would appeal the judgment.

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