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APC calls for prosecution of sacked Yobe Rep

09 October 2015, 16:04

Damaturu - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the prosecution of Sabo Garba, a House of Representative member from Yobe State, whose election was nullified by a tribunal for lack of educational qualification.

The party said Garba should be prosecuted for perjury and forgery.

The Legislative Election Petitions Tribunal for Yobe on Tuesday in Abuja nullified the election of  Garba for not having the requisite educational qualification to contest the Nagere/Potiskum federal constituency’s poll into the House of Representatives.

Also read: Tribunal sacks Yobe Rep for lack of educational qualification

The Tribunal returned Ali Yakubu of the APC as the rightful winner of the election and ordered INEC to issue him with the certificate of return.

 Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of his party on Thursday, said that the sacked lawmaker lied on oath when he filled an INEC form with sworn affidavit.

He said Garba claimed he attended schools that he never went to and also forged certificates of those schools.

Yakubu said they tabled overwhelming evidence before the tribunal on the offences which led to the nullification of the purported election of Garba, who was not qualified ab-initio to contest the election.

He said the prosecution of Garba would serve as deterrent to others.

-   NAN



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