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Appeal Court sacks 2 PDP lawmakers in Kaduna

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The Appeal Court has sacked two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

The appellate court sitting in Kaduna, the state capital sacked them on Tuesday and ordered rerun elections in their constituencies.

The two constituencies are Kagarko and Sanga. The court in its judgements read by Justice Daniel Kalipo, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct reruns in the constituencies to determine who will represent them in the state assembly.

In the case of Kagarko, the appellate court ordered for a rerun in 22 polling units located in two wards of the constituency.

The court had in its ruling affirmed the earlier ruling of the state assembly election Tribunal in respect of Kagarko constituency.

Nuhu Shadalafiya of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of Mr Morondia Tanko of the PDP in the March 9 election at the Tribunal.

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The Tribunal had ordered for fresh election in the 22 polling units, but Tanko of the PDP dragged the matter to the Appeal Court, asking it to set aside the tribunal judgement and affirm his election as declared by INEC.

The Appeal Court in a unanimous decision dismissed the case for lacking in merit and ordered for a fresh election in the 22 polling units.

In its ruling on Sanga constituency, the appellante court upturned the earlier ruling of the Tribunal, which affirmed the election of Mrs Confort Amwe of the PDP and ordered for a rerun.

Amwe, who until the appeal court order was the only female lawmaker in the state assembly, had her victory at the election and at the tribunal challenged by Alhaji Gambo Danga of APC.

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