The Kwara State House of Assembly Rerun Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Adam Rufai of the All Progressives Congress after he had won the by-election for Patigi Constituency.
The decision was made public on Monday. According to Punch, the tribunal subsequently declared Salihu Mohammed Gada of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the by-election held on March 14, 2020.
However, the Kwara State chapter of APC rejected the judgment of the tribunal which declared the candidate of PDP the winner of the recent Patigi by-election.
The seat became vacant when Rufai’s brother, Saidu Ahmed, died in December 2019 after a brief illness. It explained that the judgment was based on the difference between ‘Adam’ and ‘Adama’ on the certificate of the candidate of the APC.