Tribunal Sacks Popular Kano Lawmaker Over Certificate Forgery

The lawmaker representing the Kumbotso Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Idris Dankawu, has been sacked by the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano State.

The tribunal, on Monday, affirmed that Dankawu, who is the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), forged his West African School Certificate (WASCE) which he submitted to contest the election.

The All Progressives Congress candidate, Munir Danagudi, who filed the petition against the NNPP candidate, prayed the court to declare that Dankawu forged his Secondary School Certificate to secure admission into Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Kaduna.

In his judgment, Justice I.P Chima held that Dankawu of NNPP forged his WAEC certificate and accordingly voided the election.

The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return presented to Dankawu and declare Danagudi the authentic winner of the Kumbotso Federal Constituency election held on 25th February 25, 2023.

Having satisfied with the provision of the law, we hereby declare and return Munir Babba Danagudi as the winner of the Kumbotso Federal House Representatives election. All parties to bear own cost,” the judge ruled.

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