By: Luka Daniel (Bauchi),
The victory of House of Representatives member for Katagum Central Constituency, Abdulkadir Umar Sarki has suffered set back, as the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Bauchi on Thursday, Ordered a re-run election in Seven (7) polling units in the Constituency.
According to the Secretary of the Tribunal, Abdulkadir Abdullahi, the three members of the Tribunal led by its Chairman, Justice Bello M. Tukar ruled that the Certificate of Return issued to the first Respondent, Abdulkadir Umar Sarki be withdrawn.
Abdullahi added that the Tribunal also ordered that, the rerun election be conducted within Ninety (90) days from the day the judgment was delivered.
“The petition with No EPT/NASE/BA/4/2019 is the case of Ibrahim Mohammed Baba against Abdulkadir Umar Sarki and four others.
“The conclusion is that the petition succeeds in part, to the extent that the Seven (7) polling units cancelled by the 3rd Respondent (INEC), an election for rerun has been ordered”. The Secretary stated.
The Secretary of the Tribunal further said, “the judges directed that the Certificate of Return issued to the 1st Respondent, as a result of the election of 23/2/2019 be withdrawn.”
Also, the Tribunal in its judgment in the petition between Hamma Misau and another vs Haliru Dauda Jika and two others dismissed it for lack of merit.
“The petition No EPT/NASE/BA/14, Isa Hamma Misau and another, that is his political party and Haliru Dauda Jika and two others, the petition is dismissed for lacking in merit by the same panel unanimously.” Abdullahi said.