Thursday, 09 July, 2020

Tribunal: PDP Reps Member Sacked, APC Declared


The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Akure, Ondo State Capital, has nullified the election of Hon. Ikengboju Gboluga, representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal constituency in the federal House of Representatives under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The court nullified the election of Gboluga for sworing his allegiance to the United Kingdom having acquired the citizenship of the country. The court said he was not eligible to contest for the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election for his allegiance with UK.

The three-man panel headed by Justice Nuhu Adi also declared Albert Akintoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election, ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Akintoye after withdrawing same from Gboluga.
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