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Appeal court nullifies election of Abubakar Y Sulaiman, orders rerun in 10 polling units

An Appeal Court ruling in Abuja has set aside the judgement of Election Petition Tribunal that affirmed the election of Speaker of the State House of Assembly Abubakar Y Suleiman as member representing Ningi Central and ordered for rerun in ten polling units.

In the sideline of this development, the Speaker urged his supporters and all people of the Constituency to remain calm.

He said that although the judgement is unfavourable, as a Muslim he believes in all fates, thus he accepts the judgement in good faith.

While describing the judgement as minor political setback which is not new in his political career, the Speaker said that he is ever ready for the rerun election to add to the almost two thousand votes margin he gave his opponent.

Abubakar Y Suleiman stated that the support and solidarity he has been enjoying in Ningi remain intact and no amount of effort would pull him down, adding that conducting a rerun in ten polling units that are his stronghold is just like a walkover, wondering why his opponents insisted on extending their pain of election defeat.

He said that with the unprecedented infrastructural development initiated by Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad in Ningi Local Government Area, PDP remains unbeatable in the area.

The Speaker further said that he will not relent in his effort to bring dividends of democracy to the people of Ningi Central Constituency no matter how some elements keep trying to pull him down.

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