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Appeal Court sacks Kaduna Speaker

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Appeal Court sacks Kaduna Speaker

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The Appeal Court Abuja Division has nullified the election of Kaduna Speaker Hon Yusuf Dahiru Liman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Makera Constituency.

The Court ordered a rerun in five polling units following the petition of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon Solomon Nuhu Katuka and the PDP.

The Kaduna Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on September 30 nullified the election of Liman, and ordered a rerun in 42 polling units, 37 in Makera ward, two in Barnawa ward, one in Kakuri Gwari ward, one in Television ward and one in Kakuri Hausa ward.

Dissatisfied with the ruling of the Tribunal, APC and Dahiru Liman filed an appeal against the judgement of the Tribunal while they also filed a cross appeal seeking for outright declaration.

The Appeal Court judgement delivered by Justice O. O Adejumo, Justice A .O Oyetula and Justice P. A Obiora on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by the APC and Liman, sacking the Speaker and ordered a rerun in five polling units of Barnawa wards PU 005 and PU 009, Kakuri Gwari ward PU 006, Television ward PU 022 and Kakuri Hausa ward PU 045.

The votes as they stand were APC 17,470 and PDP 17,088 votes.

The election was nullified on the margin of lead, 382 which was less than the number of PVC collected in the above polling units