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Appeal Court reverses sack of Kano NNPP House of Reps member



The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgement of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which voided the election of Umar Mukhtari Zakari, the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), for Tarauni Federal Constituency, Kano State.

A three-member panel of the court, in a judgment on Saturday in Abuja, upheld that arguments by lawyer to Zakari and the NNPP, Mahmud Magaji (SAN) that the tribunal erred in law in reaching its decision.

In the lead judgment by Justice Obande Ogbuinya, the Court of Appeal held that the tribunal was wrong to have concluded the Zakari forged his credentials when the petitioners failed to establish their claim to that effect.

The Court of Appeal, in its judgment on Saturday, held that the respondents, who were petitioners at the tribunal, failed to prove that Zakari was not the same person who attended the school and was awarded the certificate.

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