Hey there, middle schoolers! Big news coming your way! The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Lafia has made a decision that affects the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. They have removed Ovey John, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from his position as the elected representative of Keffi East Constituency. Exciting stuff, right?
Let’s go back to the March 18 polls. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Ovey John as the winner. But hold on, the tribunal found a problem with that. They said that INEC made a mistake by not considering Isah Adamu from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a candidate.
The three-member panel, led by Justice Francisca Isong Nnang, looked into the matter and came to a conclusion. They found out that the number of votes Ovey John won by, which was 1004 votes, was actually less than the total number of voters who were allowed to vote in four polling units. That’s a big no-no!
So, what’s the solution? The tribunal has ordered a re-run of the election in those four polling units. The units are Yarkade Primary School 003, Angwan Maiganga 014, Police Station 2, and Angwan Nepa. This means that the people in those areas will get to vote again and choose their representative.
And there you have it, folks! The tribunal has spoken and made a decision that affects the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. Ovey John has been removed as the elected member, and a new election will take place in the four affected polling units. It’s important to follow these news stories and understand how our government works. Stay tuned for more updates!