OrderPaperToday – Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Abel Peter Diah has been sacked from office by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jalingo, the capital.

The tribunal which ruled on the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Mbamga state constituency, Mr. Emmanuel Bongo, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to the Speaker and proceed to conclude elections in eight polling units in the area within 90 days.

Justice A.M Ali who delivered the ruling on behalf of the three man panel held that election in eight polling units out of the total of 48 failed to conform substantially with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

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The polling units in question are Warwar, Denge, Bang – Petal, Marrarraba, GDSS, Chambal, Mayo-Dule and Jonah Normadic School.

Reported on Oct. 28, 2015

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