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Published On: Tue, Jul 23rd, 2019

Governorship election: Tribunal dismisses Kebbi State PDP petition

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From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) challenging the victory of the All progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in the last 2019 governorship Election.
In here ruling, the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu leading other two Justices affirmed that the petition of the PDP lacks all necessary evidence that can portrays the election as full of irregularities and election malpractices as claimed by the PDP and its candidate, Senator Isa Galaudu.
Justice Amina Aliyu therefore submitted that the case is therefore struck out for lacking in merit.
Reacting to the judgement, Counsel to Governor Bagudu and the APC, Yakubu Maikiyau SAN, told newsmen in an interview that the pronouncement by the Tribunal Justices was in order in its entirety, adding that himself and his team of Lawyers feels great and good.
Maikiyau however said that in case the PDP feels dissatisfies with the judgement and headed for the Appeal Court, they would not be distracted but follow them accordingly.
He pointed put that to challenge the decisions of the Tribunal at the Appellate Court is a fundamental right of anybody.

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