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Appeal Court Sacks Kaduna Assembly Speaker, Yusuf Liman | READ WHY

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Appeal Court Sacks Kaduna Assembly Speaker, Yusuf Liman | READ WHY

A court of appeal sitting in Abuja, has sacked the Kaduna state House of Assembly speaker, Yusuf Liman.


Th appeal court in it’s ruling delivered by Justice O. O Adejumo, Justice A . O Oyetula, and Justice P. A Obiora, on Friday, November 24, 2023, also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a rerun election in five polling units.

 

The affected polling units include Barnawa ward PU 005 and 009, Kakuri Gwari PU 006, Television Ward PU 022, and Kakuri Hausa Ward PU 045.

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As it stands now, APC has 17,470 votes and the PDP polled 17,088. The court ruled that the election of Liman was nullified on the 382 lead margin, which was less than the number of Permanent Voter Cards collected in the affected polling units.

Recall that the Kaduna State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal had on September 30, nullified the election of Liman (APC) who is representing Makera State Constituency and ordered a rerun in 42 polling units.

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This followed a petition filed before the Tribunal by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Solomon Katuka.

In his petition, Katuka alleged that there were gross irregularities regarding the election of the Speaker, arguing that he is the authentic winner of the March 18, 2023 House of Assembly Election in Makera constituency and therefore ought to have been declared the winner.

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Among the affected polling units are 37 PUs in Makera ward, 2 PUs in Barnawa ward, 1 PU in Kakuri Gwari ward, 1 PU in Television ward, and 1 PU in Kakuri Hausa ward, making it 42 polling units.

 

Dissatisfied with the judgement of the Tribunal, the APC candidate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) filed an appeal against the judgement of the Tribunal, while filing a cross-appeal seeking an outright declaration.

 

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