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Supreme court sacks APC National Assembly member for forgery



The Supreme Court on Tuesday, sacked Mustapha Usman, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State.

Latest Nigeria News reports Usman represents his constituency in the House on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a unanimous judgment on Tuesday, a five-man panel of the apex court ruled that Usman forged his credentials, he also did not participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

By its ruling, the Supreme Court upheld an appeal marked: SC/790/2019 by Abdulra’uf Abdulkadir Modibo also of the APC.

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A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice John Okoro, also ruled that Modibo, who came second the APC primary, did not participate in all the stages of the election.

It, therefore, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to the person who came second in the election and met the constitutional requirements.