INEC Removes Doguwa’s Name from Reps Elect List Over Declaration Under Duress
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has removed Alhassan Doguwa’s name from the list of elected members of the House of Representatives for the 10th assembly.
The electoral umpire had declared Doguwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the House of Representatives seat for Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano in the February 25 elections.
However, as of Tuesday morning, Doguwa’s name was missing from the list of elected House of Representatives members released by INEC.
In a comment posted on the list, INEC said Doguwa’s declaration as the winner was made under duress.
The development adds to the list of issues the lawmaker is contending with.
Doguwa is standing trial over alleged criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm, mischief, and public disturbance.
On Monday, a federal high court granted him bail to the sum of N500 million.