PDP Asks Court To Disqualify Niger Gov, Deputy Over Fake Documents
The People’s Democratic Party [PDP] has urged the Federal High Court in Minna to Suspend Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and Ahmed Mohammed Ketso over Submission of False Information and Documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC].
PDP filed an Application before the Court seeking for the suspension of the Governor and his Deputy in the forthcoming March 2nd, 2019, elections over the submission of false information and documents.
The Plaintiff had filed a Writ of Summons before the Federal High Court Minna seeking for the Disqualification of the Governor and his Deputy for supplying false information and false documents in their Forms CF001 (Affidavit in Support of Personal Particulars of Persons Seeking Election to the Office of Governor and Deputy Governor) contrary to Section 31(5) of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended).
By the provisions of sections 31(6) of the same law, if the allegations are proved, the Governor and his Deputy are liable to be disqualified.
The Governor had submitted a Statutory Declaration of Age purported to be sworn by his father Colonel Sani Bello but was actually signed by the Governor and has his Passport photograph affixed thereon as the declarant.
While in the affidavit deposed to by the Governor he swore to have graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 1991.
Meanwhile, the Certificate submitted by the Governor clearly showed that he was awarded a BSc 3rd Class Degree in Economics by the Senate of the University of Maiduguri on the 2nd of November, 1993.
The Deputy Governor on his part submitted a National Examination Council Senior School Certificate bearing Ahamad Muhammed which is not his name.
The case is adjourned to February 11th, 2019 for hearing.
We wait with bated breath and curiosity to see if the Court will suspend the Governor and his Deputy just like the code of conduct bureau recently suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria who is the highest Judicial Officer in Nigeria.
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