Tribunal Sacks PDP Lawmaker

Tribunal Sacks PDP Lawmaker

The election victory of the member representing Bungudu West in the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Basiru Bello Auki, has been nullified by the State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.

Auki, who won his election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated Basiru Lawal Bungudu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a judgment delivered by the three-man panel of judges on Thursday, the tribunal nullified Auki’s election based on the fact that the sacked lawmaker has refused to resign from his work as a civil servant thirty days to the date of election as provided for by Section 107 (1) (f) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

The tribunal affirmed that the petitioner tendered before the tribunal proof of the payslip of the last salary the sacked lawmaker received from Bungudu Local Government Council even after he was elected.

According to the tribunal, the petitioner was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt and was declared the winner of the election.

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