Minna - The Niger State National and State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Minna has nullified the election of Murtala Badaru of the All Progressives Congress, representing Suleja, in the Niger State House of Assembly.
The petitioner, Shaibu Iya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the election of Badaru on the grounds of certificate forgery and being underage.
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The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Olatunde Oshodi, while delivering judgment, said Badaru was not found guilty of certificate forgery as alleged by the petitioner.
Justice Oshodi, however, held that Badaru did not attain the constitutional age of 30 to be a lawmaker.
He thereafter nullified the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.
Counsel for Badaru, Mr Chris Osuagwu, told newsmen that his client would appeal the judgment.