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Court of Appeal sacks Bauchi Speaker, orders rerun

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Abubakar Suleiman, the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
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A three-man panel ordered a rerun in Ningi Central Constituency, which the speaker represents, on Friday.

The panel stated that the election would be held in 10 polling units of the constituency.

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Suleiman, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the March 18 elections with 16, 866 votes, while Khalid Abdulmalik-Ningi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came behind him with 15, 065.

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Abdulmalik-Ningi first challenged the election outcome at the tribunal, but his petition was dismissed. His move was, however, successful in the Appeal Court.

Meanwhile, Abubakar Suleiman, in a statement by his spokesperson, Abdul Burra, described the judgment as a minor political setback which is not new to politics.

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Although he said that the judgment was unfavorable, he, however, called on his supporters to remain calm.

The statement was entitled: ‘Court of Appeal’s ruling on Ningi Central Constituency: Bauchi Speaker calls for calm, confident of winning rerun’.


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