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Election: Tribunal sacks Gombe speaker

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Gombe State has nullified the victory of the incumbent Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abubakar Luggerewo.

Luggerewo represents Akko Central in the House and a member of APC.

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It could be recalled that Bashir Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party had dragged Luggerewo of All Progressives Congress, and the Independent National Electoral Commission to the tribunal over the cancellation of results in polling units 001, 024 and 014 in Kumo East which allegedly gave APC an edge.

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On Tuesday, Justice Michael Ugar, in his ruling held that the cancellation of the polling units 001, 024 and 014 of Kumo units by the Independent National Electoral Commission were in error.

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The tribunal while passing judgement said,  “a rerun within the next 30 days of judgement in Kumo East 018 to ascertain the actual winner between Luggerewo of the All Progressive Congress and Bashir Abdullahi, of the Peoples Democratic Party.”


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