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Benue's Rep-elect's election nullified by court

2015-05-20 16:09

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission has been given an order by the Federal High Court in Abuja, to nullify the Certificate of Return of Christian Abah, Punch reported.

Abah had won the Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives.

The court has revealed that Abah allegedly forged a certificate, an Ordinary National Diploma certificate in Accountancy which he claimed to have received it from the Federal Polytechnic in Mubi.

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Abah, who belongs to the People's Democratic Party was announced winner of the March 28 elections but all votes are null and void. 

INEC has been ordered to issue Saleh, who came second as winner, a Certificate of Return.

Further the court ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Solom Arase to immediately prosecute Abah for forgery and perjury.

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