The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Daniel Amos, the representative for Jema’a/Sanga Constituency in the House of Representatives.
This affirmation follows the dismissal of petitions challenging his victory in the February 25 election.
The three-member panel, in a unanimous decision, held that the appeal brought before it by the candidate of All Progressive Congress, (APC), Mr. Usman Anto against the lawmaker lacked merit.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Mr. Daniel Amos as the winner of the National Assembly elections in his Jema’a/Sanga federal constituency.
Dissatisfied with the declaration, Usman and the APC challenged the election of Mr. Amos and filed a petition at the state’s election tribunal.
The Kaduna State National and State’s Election Petition Tribunal dismissed the petition for lack of merit.
Not satisfied with the judgements of the tribunal, Mr. Anto lodged appeal before the Court of Appeal on the grounds of certificate forgery.
But, Justice Samuel Ademola Bolaji who read the judgment, said that Mr. Anto failed woefully to establish the case of forgery against the lawmaker.
The justices rebukes the appellant for relying on mere allegations, as there was no evidence before the tribunal and court of appeal to establish the case of forgery against the lawmaker.
According to the court, the evidence tendered by the appellant is too trivial and cannot be use to terminate the election of Mr. Daniel Amos.