Bauchi: Election Tribunal Nullifies Umar Sarki Election
Election Tribunal. Image courtesy Channels TV

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Bauchi has nullified the election of Abdulkadir Umar Sarki, the member representing Katagum Federal Constituency.

Concise News understands that Ibrahim Mohammed Baba of the All Progressive Congress (APC) had earlier filed a petition challenging the declaration and eligibility of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) candidate as the winner of the February 23 poll.

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The three man panel presided by the Chairman, Hon. Justice Bello M. Tukur had in a unanimous judgment on Thursday, 29th of August nullified the election of the honourable member on the grounds that the elections ought to have been declared inconclusive as there were cancellation of results in seven polling units wherein the total registered voters exceed the margin of lead between the candidate returned as elected and the runner up.

The tribunal further ordered a rerun election and withdrawal of the Certificate of Return issued to the member earlier by INEC.