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Tribunal sacks APC lawmaker over certificate forgery

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NATIONAL Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of the member representing Magama/Rijau Constituency at the House of Representatives, Kasim Danjuma.

  The three-man tribunal which was headed by Justice B. Zubairu, nullified the bye-election on the grounds of non-qualification of the member to participate in the election.

  Counsel to the petitioner, Muhammad Ndayako, proved to the tribunal that the member submitted forged documents, which included primary school certificate and declaration of age to the Independent National Electoral   Commission (INEC) ,to participate in this year’s March 14th bye election.

  The Tribunal ordered the INEC to conduct a fresh bye-election within 90 days, excluding the first respondent, Kasim Danjuma, and his party, the All Progressives Congress.

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