2023: PDP Seeks Disqualification Of Gombe Gov, Deputy For Allegedly Submitting Forged Certificates


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Gombe State governorship candidate, Muhammad Jibrin Barde, have approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and his deputy, Jatau Manassah Daniel, from contesting and participating in the 2023 governorship election in Gombe State for allegedly submitting forged certificates.

In a suit No: FJC/ABJ/CS/1301/2022 between Peoples Democratic Party & 2 Ors v. INEC & 3 Ors filed on August 2, 2022, PDP prayed the Court to disqualify Governor Inuwa and his deputy from contesting the Gombe State governorship election having allegedly submitted forged documents and certificates to INEC, which were published on July 22, 2022.

In an Originating Summons filed on their behalf by two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Chief Arthur Obi Okafor, SAN and J.J. Usman, SAN, the Plaintiffs submitted relying on series of Supreme Court decisions that Inuwa and his deputy having deposed to FORMS EC-9, the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper