NNPP Reclaims Kano Representative Seat At Appeal Court.
The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for Tarauni Federal Constituency, Mukhtar Umar Yarima has reclaimed his seat at the Court of Appeal.
Streetdope recalls that the National and State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Kano had sacked Yarima, over certificate forgery and handed the seat to Hafizu Kawu.
The three-man panel led by Justice I.P. Chima declared Yerima ineligible for presenting a forged copy of his primary school certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Court Of Appeal, however, on Saturday disagreed with the tribunal, saying the tribunal had failed to establish a case of forgery.
Yerima had denied submitting forged documents to the INEC for election, saying the discrepancies in his credentials were due to a change of name, which was made legally, adding that the name change was done long before the 2023 general elections.