According to a suit filed by the plaintiff, upon Adokwe’s assumption of office, it was discovered that the Senator presented certificates bearing other people’s names to INEC.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has been sought to nullify the election of Senator Suleiman Asonya Adokwe, representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District, for allegedly presenting WAEC and primary School certificates that carries other people’s names.
Adokwe assumed office as a legislator in December 2015 after the court had removed Architect Salihu Hussaini Egyegbola of the All progressives Congress (APC) who had initially been declared winner of the senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a suit filed by Mathew Burkaa, the lawyer to the plaintiff, Mohammed Abubakar Ozegya, before the Federal High Court, Abuja, it stated that upon Adokwe’s assumption of office, he discovered from the Form CF001 he (Adokwe) submitted to INEC, that the Senator presented certificates bearing other people’s names.
He said he discovered, in the Form CF001CF001 (affidavit in support of personal particulars of person seeking election to the office or membership of the Senate) deposed to on December 16, 2014 at the High Court of Justice, Lafia, Nasarawa State, that the 1st defendant (Adokwe) “submitted the WAEC certificate of one Adokwe Solomon and primary school certificate of Sule Adokwai, purporting same to be his.
“It is a fact in the Nasarawa South Senatorial District that the certificate of one Adokwe Solomon and Sule Adokwai presented by the 1st defendant are certainly not his certificates.
“It is even more surprising that the 2nd defendant allowed the 1st defendant to use the WAEC and primary School certificates of an unknown third party to contest election in the first place. By presenting the WAEC certificate of one one Adokwe Solomon and Sule Adokwai in his Form CF001, the 1st defendant is not fit to continue to occupy the seat in the national Assembly, ” Ozegya said.
Adokwe had contested Egyegbola’s election at the election tribunal but lost.
He then approached the Court of Appeal, which nullified Egyegbola’s election on December 10, 2015 and ordered INEC to return Adokwe as winner of the election for the Nasarawa South Senatorial District.