Tribunal dismisses another LP House of Reps member for non-compliance with the Electoral Act | #NwokeukwuMascot

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The Kaduna State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Hon Donatus Mathew from the House of Representatives and declared the PDP candidate, Mr Gideon Gwani as winner.

 Hon Donatus Mathew 

Hon Mathew, an Okada rider, who in February defeated the PDP House Of Reps member of 30 yrs in Kaura Constituency, Kaduna was removed by the Tribunal.

The Tribunal held that the Labour Party did not comply with the provisions of the electoral Act.

However, Mr Donatus Mathew of the Labour Party had won the Kaura Federal Constituency seat in the Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Elijah Ella, who declared the result in Kaura, said Mathew polled 10,508 votes, to defeat his closest opponent, who is also the incumbent, Mr Gideon Gwani of PDP, who garnered 10,297 votes.

The Returning Officer said Prof. Benjamin Gugong of the All Progressive Congress came third with 9,919 votes, while Mr Simon Na’Allah of the New Nigeria Peoples Party came fourth with 5,354 votes.

 Mr Gideon Gwani 

He explained that a total of 36,983 voters were accredited, out of the 101,624 registered voters in the LGA. He added that of the 36,983 accredited voters, 36,133 cast their votes.

“Mr Donatus Mathew of the Labour Party, having satisfied the requirements of the law by scoring the highest votes, is hereby declared the winner,” he said.


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