Yola - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday suffered another electoral setback in Taraba State as the Court of Appeal sitting in Yola upheld a election petition tribunal’s ruling, sacking Bashir Marafa as senator representing Taraba Central Senatorial District, reports NewsDay.
The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Taraba State had on September 30 nullified the election of Marafa and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue Certificate of Return to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Yusuf Abubakar.
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Following the ruling, Marafa appealed the tribunal’s decision.
The Appeal Court its ruling on Tuesday dismissed Marafa’s appeal for lack of merit.
The three judges of the court in their separate rulings unanimously agreed that Marafa was unable to proof that the tribunal erred in nullifying his election.
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- News 24