The National and States Assembly Election Petition Trial Tribunal sitting in Jos has nullified the election of Musa Avia Aggah as the winner of the bye-election for Jos North Bassa Federal Constituency.
Naija News recalls that Aggah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner of the election on February 26 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Declaring the result, INEC’s Returning Officer, Yinka Oyerinde, had said Musa Agah of the PDP polled a total of 40,343 votes to defeat his closet challenger, Muhammed Adam Alkali, of PRP who garnered a total of 37,757 votes while Abbey Aku of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 26,111.
The tribunal, therefore, declared Muhammad Adam Alkali, candidate of the People Redemption Party (PRP), winner of the bye-election.
It held that Aggah was not validly nominated by the PDP for the bye-election and did not score the highest valid votes in the election.
Eleven political parties contested the bye-election to fill the position left by Haruna Maitalla of the APC who died in a motor accident in April 2021.
This article was originally published on Naija News