The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Kano State has rendered a landmark decision, nullifying the election victory of Muktar Umar Yerima, from the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) as the House of Representatives member for Tarauni Federal Constituency.
The tribunal’s three-man panel, led by Justice I.P. Chima, ruled that Yerima’s victory was invalid due to the alleged forgery of his primary school certificate, which had been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Justice I.P. Chima, while delivering the tribunal’s decision, stated, “After a thorough examination of the evidence presented before us, it has been established beyond reasonable doubt that Muktar Umar Yerima submitted a forged primary school certificate to the INEC. This act disqualifies him from holding the position he was elected to.”