10th Senate: Why Removal of Doguwa’s Name From Reps-elect List Triggers Mixed Reactions

There have been mixed reactions over the list of 109 Senator-elect released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. This nonetheless has triggered a series of comments from supporters of the various political parties as well as the senatorial contestants in the just concluded National Assembly poll.

Nonetheless, the Independent National Electoral Commission has removed the name of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa, from the list of elected House of Representatives members.

It will be recalled that INEC had earlier announced Doguwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the February 25 election in the Doguwa/Tudunwada constituency.

He polled 39,732 votes to defeat the candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Yushau Salisu Abdullahi, who polled 34,798 votes.

According to PUNCH reported Doguwa was arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing of several persons and burning of the Secretariat of New Nigeria People’s Party in the just concluded general election.


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