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INEC Cancels Doguwa’s Constituency Election Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has canceled the election results of the embattled majority leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

Naija News learnt that the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Ibrahim Adamu Yakasai, announced the new development On Wednesday.

The electoral umpire declared that there was no winner in the February 25 National Assembly Election in Doguwa and Tudunwada Federal Constituencies.

This publication had earlier reported that Doguwa, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was initially declared the winner of the election.

However, the electoral umpire delisted his name from the reps-elect and failed to issue him a certificate of return.

The commission had said the lawmaker was declared the winner of the election under duress.

This followed the arrest of Doguwa in connection with the violence which broke out in the constituency during the collation of the election.

At least two people were killed when a secretariat of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) was set ablaze while in the area.

The police had arraigned the ranking lawmaker at a magistrate’s court which remanded him in prison.


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Doguwa was, however, granted a N500 million bail and barred from visiting the constituency for the next Saturday’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections.