Fresh Actions is Taken on “Okada Rider” who Won House of Reps Seat Under the Platform of Labour Party: TRIBUNAL.


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The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kaduna has upheld the victory of Donatus Mathew who contested and gained the Kaura Federal Constituency seat at the platform of the Labour Party (LP) withinside the ultimate popular elections.

Correspondence reviews Mathew turned into an Okada rider when he contested the election hung on February 25, 2023, and defeated all different aspirants for the legislative seat.
On Friday, the tribunal affirmed his victory and brushed off the petition added through the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Kaura Federal Constituency, Gideon Gwani.

Gwani, a Minority whip withinside the House of Representatives withinside the ninth National Assembly had approached the tribunal to undertaking and invalidate the election of his Labour Party (LP) counterpart.
However, Justice F.A. Fiberesima on behalf of the three-guy panel of the tribunal whilst turning in judgment at the case on Friday, brushed off the petition towards the LP lawmaker and ordered the PDP candidate to pay N 1.6 million damages to Donatus.

The suggest to the respondent, Zakari Sogfa instructed newsmen on Friday that prayers had been added through the petitioner towards his patron however have been brushed off through the tribunal.
“The first prayer become that the Respondent, Donatus changed into now no longer certified to contest the election that produced him as his birthday birthday celebration’s flag bearer for Kaura Federal Constituency.
”He primarily based totally that end at the floor that Donatus changed into now no longer subsidized through his political birthday birthday celebration and that there have been electoral malpractices in 5 areas, however the prayers have been struck out through the Tribunal for loss of merit.”
He discovered that the tribunal in addition dominated that Gwani did now no longer have the proper to decide a political celebration who have to sponsor its candidate apart from who have to fly its flag and the way it have to go together with its elections as such had been pre-election matters.


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