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JUST IN: Tribunal sacks PDP Reps member, declare APC candidate winner

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The Election Petition Tribunal, on Wednesday, sacked a House of Representatives member under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ikengboju Gboluga, who represents Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency of Ondo State.

Sitting in Akure, Ondo State Capital, the tribunal pegged its decision on the defendant’s sworn allegiance to the United Kingdom as the citizen of the country.

According to the court, he was, therefore, not eligible to contest the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election for his allegiance to the UK.

The tribunal then declared Albert Akintoye of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election.

The court, therefore, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue Certificate of Return to Akintoye after withdrawing same from Gboluga.

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