The Court of Appeal, on Friday, nullified the election of AbdlMumin Jibrin, the All Progressives Congess, (APC) member representing Kiru/Bebeji constituency of Kano State, and ordered for a fresh election.
The appellate court resolved that the entire election conducted in the two
local governments, on the grounds that the final result contained in Form EC (8)E was mutilated.
The judgment, delivered by Justice Ajoke Adepoju, said since the result was mutilated any presumption on the actual result was a hearsay.
It could be recalled that on September 12, the Election Petition Tribunal had affirmed Jibrin as the winner of Bebeji/Kiru Federal constituency in the February 27, 2019 election.
In a unanimous judgment, the tribunal, chaired by Justice Nayai Aganaba, unanimously dismissed the petition filed by Aliyu Datti Yako and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) challenging the victory of Jibrin as
winner of the election.
Aliyu Yako and his party, the PDP, had dragged Jibrin, his party, APC and
INEC before the tribunal, challenging the result of the Bebeji/Kiru Federal
Constituency election over alleged irregularities.
Yako had alleged that INEC wrongly declared Jibrin as the winner of the
poll with 41,700 votes, while he was said to have scored 40,385 votes.