The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has delisted the embattled Majority Leader of the House of Representatives Alhassan Ado Doguwa from the catalogue of Representatives-elect.
The removal followed announcement by INEC that its returning officer for the Doguwa/Tudunwada constituency of Kano State, Prof Ibrahim Yakasai, declared Doguwa winner of the election under duress.
Yakasai had announced Doguwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 39,732 votes to defeat his closest rival, Yushau Salisu Abdullahi of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) who polled 34,798 votes.
Doguwa has now been removed from the list of election winners posted by INEC on Twitter.
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.
He is standing trial alongside one Bashir Dahiru, on a six-count charge of conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, arson, inciting public disturbance and unlawful possession of firearms.