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Kwara: Tribunal Nullifies Youngest Female Legislator, Shittu’s Victory, Orders Rerun



The Election Petition Tribunal in Ilorin, Kwara State, has nullified the victory of Miss Rukayat Shittu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ordered a rerun in certain
polling units.

Rukayat Shittu, a 26-year-old female legislator representing Owode-Onire constituency of Asa Local Government in the state House of Assembly, had been declared the winner of the March 18 House of Assembly election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abdullahi Yinusa Magaji, contested her victory, leading to this tribunal decision.
Justice Ademola Enikuomehin, a member of the tribunal, declared a rerun in five polling units, citing successful challenges in some contested polling units.

This decision renders the election inconclusive, with the rerun scheduled to take place within the next 90 days.

Rukayat Shittu had gained fame as one of the country’s youngest lawmakers following her victory in the March election.

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