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Tribunal sacks Gombe Speaker, Abubakar Luggerewo

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The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Gombe State on Tuesday nullified the victory of the incumbent Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abubakar Luggerewo.

Luggerewo represents Akko Central in the House.

Bashir Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party had dragged Luggerewo of the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission to the tribunal over the cancellation of results in polling units 001, 024, and 014 in Kumo East, which allegedly gave the APC an edge.

Luggerewo was recently announced as the Zonal Vice Chairman, North-East, of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria and Chairman of the North-East Speakers Forum.
Justice Michael Ugar, in his ruling, held that the cancellation of polling units 001, 024, and 014 of Kumo units by the Independent National Electoral Commission was in error.

The tribunal, while passing judgment, said “a rerun within the next 30 days of judgment in Kumo East 018 to ascertain the actual winner between Luggerewo of the All Progressive Congress and Bashir Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
In a telephone interview with our correspondent, Luggerewo, who sounded unruffled, assured us that the party would appeal the judgment.

When asked if he followed the tribunal’s ruling, he said, “I was not at the court, but I was briefed.”

On the next move, Luggerewo said, “The next line of action is we are going to appeal.”

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