S/Court sacks Abdulra’uf (APC), affirms Jafaru (PDP) as reps member in Adamawa

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has sacked Abdulra’uf Modibbo, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member of the House of Representatives, representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State.

In a unanimous judgment on Tuesday, a five-man panel of the court upheld an appeal marked: SC/790/2019 by Abdulra’uf Abdulkadir Modibo.

The Supreme Court held that, besides it was found that Abdulra’uf forged his credentials, he also did not participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme.

A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice John Okoro, ‎held that Mustapha Usman, who came second at APC primaries, did not participate in all the stages of the election, therefore, cannot benefit from it.

The panel held that the person who came second in the election (Jafaru Suleiman Ribadu) and met the constitutional requirements, should be issued certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


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