The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has removed the name of the embattled leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, from the list of election winners.
This comes after the electoral body declared him as the winner of the February 25 election in the Doguwa/Tudunwada constituency.
According to the returning officer, Professor Ibrahim Adamu Yakasai, Doguwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 39,732 votes to defeat his closest rival, Yushau Salisu Abdullahi of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) who polled 34,798 votes.
However, INEC has now posted a list on their verified Twitter page, stating that the declaration made by the returning officer was done under duress. As a result, Doguwa’s name has been removed from the list of election winners.
Recall, Kano State Police had arrested Doguwa in connection with a suspected case of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, mischief by fire and inciting disturbance.
The case had been taken to Kano state Magistrate court, he had been remanded at the correctional facility. The court however granted Doguwa bail on Monday, March 6th, 2023 after an application was filed by his lawyer.
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