Kebbi Election: Court to consider PDP’s forgery case against INEC, Governor Bagudu, Jan 11
Justice A. R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday fixed January 11, to hear the suit challenging the 2014, pre-election that brought Abubakar Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Kebbi State Governor.
The People Democratic Party (PDP), whose candidate, Maj. Gen. Bello Sarkin Rtd, came second in the April 11, 2015 election, is seeking to be declared the authentic winner of the gubernatorial poll.
The party premised its application on the ground that Bagudu was not qualified to run for the election, having been allegedly indicted. It is also challenging the unlawful participation of Bagudu during the Kebbi state gubernatorial election on April 11, 2015.
The PDP claimed that the governor was not eligible to contest the April 11, 2015 election because of alleged false information given in the affidavit of personal particulars Bagudu submitted to Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
The 1st and second plaintiffs also alleged that the declaration of Bagudu as the governor in INEC’s Form is false.
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