The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the prosecution of Peoples Democratic Party’s Sabo Garba, a Yobe House of Representative member whose election was nullified by a tribunal for lack of educational qualification. The party who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday said that Garba should be prosecuted for perjury and forgery.
The Legislative Election Petitions Tribunal for Yobe on Tuesday in Abuja had nullified his election for not having the requisite educational qualification to contest the Nagere/Potiskum federal constituency’s poll into the House of Representatives. The Tribunal had returned Ali Yakubu of the APC as the rightful winner of the election and ordered INEC to issue him with the certificate of return. Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of his party on Thursday, said that the sacked lawmaker lied on oath when he filled the INEC Form with sworn affidavit.
Yakubu said they had tabled overwhelming evidence before the tribunal on the offences which led to the nullification of the purported election of Garba, who was not qualified to contest the election. He also said the prosecution would serve as deterrent to others.