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APC calls for arrest of Taraba ex-Speaker

19 February 2016, 13:25

Jalingo -  The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State, has called for the arrest of the immediate past Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Abel Diah, for alleged multiple registration, reports Daily Trust.

The APC Chairman in the state, Hassan Ardo, made the call on Thurs during the meeting of stakeholders in the state at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Jalingo.

Also read: Tribunal nullifies Taraba Speaker's election

The meeting was preparatory to satursday’s rerun elections for the Kurmi, Gashaka and Sardauna Federal Constituency of the state.

Ardo observed that the name and photograph of Diah, who is the PDP candidate in the election, appeared in three places on the INEC voters’ register that would be used for the rerun election.

He stated that beside Diah, there were other cases of multiple registration by other 200 voters, mainly the members of Diah's extended family, on the voters’ register of his polling unit in Vakkude Mbambam, Warwar Ward in Mbamnga constituency of Sardauna Local Government Area of the state.

The state’s commissioner of police,  Shaba Alkali, director of Department of State Security (DSS) and other stakeholders expressed shock over the revelation and urged INEC to take appropriate action before the rerun election.

- News 24


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