December 4, 2022



Courtroom urged to put aside nomination of APC Reps candidate over ‘false info’

Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja, has been requested to put aside the nomination of Aminu Kanta, because the Home of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Babura/Garki federal constituency of Jigawa state, over false Info.

Within the originating summons with go well with quantity FHC/ABJ/CS/1052/2022, the plaintiff, Isa Dogonyaro, by means of his Counsel, Sunusi Musa, prayed the courtroom for an order disqualifying the defendant from contesting the election.

In line with the go well with, Aminu Kanta, the third defendant within the matter served as commissioner and Particular Adviser within the state from 2015-2022 with the identify Ahmed Mohammed.

The plaintiff mentioned within the affidavit in help of the originating summon that the identical particular person contested the occasion major beneath a special identify, Aminu Kanta, on 28/05/2022 after resigning as a particular adviser in Jigawa state on 16/05/2022 with the identify Ahmed Mohammed.

Within the go well with, within the plaintiff additionally prayed the courtroom to look into the inconsistencies in his academic qualification which he claimed within the type submitted to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

Within the affidavit connected to the originating summon, deposed to by the plaintiff, the courtroom was requested to look into the declare that Aminu Kanta (Ahmed Mohammed) completed major college in 1976 and secondary college in 2018.

Dogonyaro prayed the courtroom to declare him the candidate of the APC having scored the second highest variety of votes on the primaries of the occasion.

He mentioned within the affidavit, “the identify with which the third respondent is contesting the election for the seat of member, Home of Representatives, Babura/Garki federal constituency of Jigawa state as a candidate of the 2nd Respondent, is ‘Aminu Kanta.

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“Aminu Kanta shouldn’t be synonymous with Ahmed Mohammed. 

“The third respondent said that his former identify is ‘Ahmed Mohammed’. 

“The third respondent said that he attended Babura Central Main College which he completed in 1976. 

“The third Respondent additional said that he attended G.S.S. Mador for his secondary college and completed in 2018. 

“The third respondent didn’t help the purported change of identify with a deed ballot and publication in official gazette. In 2022 when he resigned so as to take part within the Main Election of the 2nd Respondent (APC) and all through his tenure his identify is “Ahmed Mohammed (AK). The letter of appointment dated 24″ September, 2019 from the workplace of the Secretary to the State Authorities appointing the : Respondent as a Particular Adviser on Political Issues, whereby he was addressed as Ahmed Mohammed (AK) is hereby connected and marke as Exhibit DY 8. 20.”

“Act 2022, a candidate who has given false info in relation to his Constitutional necessities to contest an election is liable to be disqualified from contesting the mentioned election.”