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Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Alleged Forgery: Court Asked to Stop PDP from Presenting Benue Candidate to INEC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from fielding Mr. Christian Abah as its candidate for election into the House of Representatives for the Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency of Benue State.

In a suit filed by Mr. Hassan Saleh through his lawyer, Emeribe Mathias, he alleged that Abah forged the National Diploma certificate he submitted to the PDP upon which he was cleared to participate in the primaries to select the party’s candidate for election into the House of Representatives.
Abah won the highest votes at the party’s primary  held on December 6, 2014 to select the PDP candidate for election into the constituency.
However, Saleh who came second in the primaries is alleging that the certificate presented by Abah was a forgery.
Saleh is asking the court to declare that the National Diploma certificate in Accountancy purportedly obtained in August 31, 1986 by Abah from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa State which was presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was forged.
He also asked the court to hold that Abah was not qualified to present himself for the primaries of the PDP by virtue of the fact that the document he presented to INEC was forged. [continue from source]

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