The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja has sacked the lawmaker representing Kogi East on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Jibrin Isah, on Tuesday, September 5
The tribunal Chairman, Justice K.A. Orjiako, who delivered the judgment on the petition brought before it by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Victor Adoji agreed with the prayers of petitioners, ordered a rerun election in 94 polling units where election results were cancelled in the February Senatorial election.
Justice K.A. Orjiako who agreed with the submission of the petitioners, annulled Isah’s victory and ordered for the withdrawal of his certificate of return.
“Since the PVCs collected in the 94 polling units is 59,730, while the margin of win is 26,922 votes, the Returning Officer ought to have declared the election inconclusive without making a return.
“Consequently, this honourable Tribunal hereby granted the reliefs sought by the Petitioners. We also set aside the Certificate of Return issued to Jibrin Isah.
“The tribunal hereby also orders INEC to conduct a supplementary election in the affected polling units where election did not hold or cancelled in order to determine the winner.”