Nigeria, Sept. 12 -- The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Minna has withdrawn the certificate of return of Joshua Gana, as the representative of Edati/Lavun/Mokwa Federal Constituency in Niger State.

Mr Gana is the son of a former minister and director of the defunct Directorate for Food, Roads and Infrastructure (DFFRI), Jere Gana.

The tribunal, in its judgement, ordered that a supplementary election be held in 26 polling units of the constituency.

The sacking of Mr Gana was a sequel to a petition filed by the Candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Usman-Gbatamagi, through his Counsel, Johnson Usman (SAN), before the tribunal.

Mr Gana, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sc...