The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has removed the name of the embattled leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, from the list of election winners, following the verdict of Federal High Court Kano.
INEC had declared Doguwa the winner of the February 25 election in the Doguwa/Tudunwada constituency of Kano.
According to the returning officer, Professor Ibrahim Adamu Yakasai, Doguwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 39,732 votes to defeat the candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Yushau Salisu Abdullahi who polled 34,798 votes.
However, Doguwa’s name was missing in a list of elected House of Representatives members published by the commission on Tuesday. The electoral umpire stated that the declaration made by the returning officer was done under duress.
Recall that Doguwa was arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing of of at least three persons and burning of the Secretariat of New Nigeria People’s Party in the just concluded general election.
On Wednesday, the House Leader was on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by a chief magistrates’ court in Kano.
He was on Monday granted a bail to the sum of N500 million by a federal high court.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.