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Tribunal sacks APC lawmaker over fake certificate

15 October 2015, 16:10

Owerri - The Imo State Election Petition Tribunal has annulled the election of Ikechukwu Amuka of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Ideato South constituency in the State House of Assembly, reports National Mirror.

Amuka presented forged West Africa Examination (WAEC) school certificate result to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the April 11, 2015 election.

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

Delivering judgment in a petition brought by Nkechinyere Ugwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the three-man panel led by Justice P.I. Idong noted that the photograph on the original WAEC results tendered by Amuka was that of one Kevin I. Amuka who attended St. Peter Claver Seminary, Okpala.

The court stated that after comparing the picture and the physical appearance of Amuka, it was clear that the picture on the result does not belong to him.

The tribunal ordered INEC to immediately issue certificate of return to Ugwu for the position.

The tribunal also ordered the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly to immediately swear-in Ugwu as the genuine winner of the April 11, state legislative election for Ideato South.

Read more at National Mirror.

- News 24


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