Information reaching katsinapost.com.ng has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says it is set to conduct Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency supplementary rerun election on February, 10th 2017.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Katsina State Alh Jibril Ibrahim Zarewa announced this while briefing newsmen in his office.
He stated that the election will be conducted in 15 polling units across the two local government areas.
It could be recalled that the Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Friday nullified the election of the member, House of Representatives representing Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency of Katsina state, Hon. Mansir Aliyu Mashi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The court which affirmed the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal, which had earlier ruled on the matter, however ordered the third respondents in the appeal, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh elections in 15 polling unitswhere the elections were either marred with irregularities or did not hold.
Election Petition Tribunal which sat in Katsina after the by-election had on 15th November, nullified the election of Hon. Mansir Aliyu Mashi on the ground that election was marred with irregularities, ranging from ballot box snatching, failure of election to hold in some polling units amongothers and ordered fresh electionin those polling units.
Delivering the Appeal Court judgement on Friday, the Presiding Judge of Court of Appeal, Kaduna, Justice Umani Abba Aji, said the lower tribunal was right in its rulings, which nullified the election of the first appellant, Hon. Mansir Aliyu Mashi.