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Just In: Tribunal Sacks NNPP Federal Lawmaker Over Certificate Forgery

The National/State House Assemblies Election Petition Tribunal  sitting in Kano, on Thursday nullified the victory of Mukthar Umar Yarima of NNPP in Tarauni Federal House of Representatives Election for forging his Primary School Certificate.

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Delivering the judgement, the 3 panel led Tribunal upheld that the Respondents Mukthar Umar Yarima didn’t attend Hausawa Primary School as  he claimed to had been attended in his documents.

The Tribunal said after evaluating the witnesses statement on oath as well as the documents tendered before the Tribunal, it averred that Umar Yarima forged his Primary Certificate and therefore not qualified to contest for the Tarauni Federal House of Representatives Election.

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The Tribunal also said it relied on the submissions of some of the witnesses under cross examination which indicated that the Primary Certificate tendered by the winner of the election did not emanated from Hausawa Primary School as he alleged to had been attended.

The Panel further  declared all the total votes scored by Umar Mukthar Yarima of NNPP during the poll as wastage and consquently returned and declared the petitioner Hafizu Kawu of APC winner for being the runner up during the election.

The Tribunal similarly ordered all parties to bear their cost.

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