The Nationwide Meeting Election Petition Tribunal for Yobe State sitting in Abuja, has upheld the election of Ibrahim-Umar Potiskum, because the member representing Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency.

Justice U.S Sakwa, a member of the three-man tribunal, delivered the judgment on Saturday.

Sakwa brushed aside the petition filed by way of Sabo Garba of the Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration (PDP), for missing in benefit.

The petitioner had challenged the go back of Potiskum, at the grounds that he didn’t rating the easiest collection of lawful votes, solid all through the February 23 Area of Representatives ballot.

He additionally alleged that Potiskum had at been convicted two times previously and has a historical past of madness.

In his ruling, Sakwa mentioned there used to be no report sooner than the tribunal, to again up allegation raised by way of the petitioner.

“The petitioner has failed to present details that the respondent is a person of unsound thoughts. But even so, an allegation of unsound thoughts isn’t a criminal offense.

“There may be no report sooner than this tribunal that the primary respondent continues to be affected by such sickness. That is hereby resolved in favour of the respondent.

“At the factor that the respondent used to be now not duly elected, the tribunal additionally resolved this in his favour for the reason that petitioner didn’t adduce report to that impact.

“The allegation of false declaration of age by way of the respondent used to be additionally discountenanced by way of the tribunal,” Sakwa mentioned.


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