Tribunal Sacks Gombe Speaker, Abubakar Luggerewo

The tribunal ordered a rerun within the next 30 days of judgement in Kumo East 018 to ascertain the actual winner between Luggerewo of the All Progressive Congress and Bashir Abdullahi, of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo

The victory of Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo, the incumbent Speaker of the state House of Assembly, was nullified by the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Gombe State, on Tuesday, September 19.

Luggerewo, who represents Akko Central in the House, 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.

Bashir Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party had dragged Luggerewo of 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 APC an edge.

In his ruling, Justice Michael Ugar held that the cancellation of the polling units 001, 024, and 014 of Kumo units by the Independent National Electoral Commission was in error.

The tribunal, therefore ordered a rerun within the next 30 days of judgement in Kumo East 018 to ascertain the actual winner between Luggerewo of the All Progressive Congress and Bashir Abdullahi, of the Peoples Democratic Party.
 

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