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Certificate Forgery: Tribunal Sacks Umar Yarima, Kano NNPP Rep



The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal Sitting in Kano State has sacked Muktar Umar Yarima, member of the House of Representatives, representing Tarauni Federal Constituency over a certificate forgery.

Yerima is a member of the House of Representatives under the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

The tribunal’s three-man panel led by Justice I.P. Chima held that Yerima was not qualified having forged his primary school certificate that was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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According to the tribunal, the case of the Petitioner, Hafizu Kawu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging Yerima’s emergence succeeded having proven a case of forgery against the NNPP candidate.

The tribunal, therefore, held that the NNPP had no candidate in the election and all the votes that were cast for Yerima were wasted votes.

It thereafter directed INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return earlier issued to Yerima.

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