The Yobe Legislative Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Rep. Sabo Garba (PDP-Nangere/Potiskum) for lack of educational qualification. The three-member tribunal, presided by Justice Frances Ikponmwen, gave the nullification order while delivering judgment in a petition filed by Alhaji Ali Yakubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yakubu and his party had asked the tribunal to nullify Garba’s election on the ground that he did not possess the requisite qualification to contest the election. In the judgment, the tribunal ordered Garba to vacate his seat in the House of Representatives. It also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the petitioner as the winner of the election and issue certificate of return to him. Read full