PDP Wada used forged certificate to contest Kogi election — court

PDP Wada used forged certificate to contest Kogi election — court

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A Federal High in Lokoja in Kogi State has ruled that Mr Musa Wada, Candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP in the last governorship election in Kogi State presented forged certificate to contest that election.

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Justice D.U Okorowo ruled on Wednesday that plaintiff, Femi Peter, a lawyer, public interest litigator and citizen of Kogi State plaintiff in the suit, was able to prove that the primary school certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by Wada was forged.

Delivering judgement in the case filed by Femi Peter, sought amongst other prayers an order disqualifying Wada from contesting the election having presented false information/ false document to INEC in support of his Candidacy.

It was alleged that Musa Wada forged the Certificate of Primary Education which he presented to INEC together with his Form CF001.

It was also alleged that he presented false information on oath when he stated in his Form CF001 submitted to INEC that he had never presented a forged certificate to INEC

The court declared that in proof of his claims, the plaintiff supplied letters written by both Kwara and Kogi State ministries of education confirming that Wada’s Certificate of Primary Education was not authentic.

“Consequently, the Court pursuant to Section 31(5) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) amongst other reliefs granted, disqualified Musa Atayi Wada from contesting in the 16th November 2019 Kogi State Gubernatorial Election.

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“The essence of this decision is that the PDP did not participate or have a qualified Candidate at the 2019 Governorship Election in Kogi State,” he ruled.

TheNewspad reports that the Independent National electoral declared the All Progressives, APC Candidate in the election, Mr Yahaya Bello, as winner in the contest.

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