Tribunal Okays Gaya’s Election


The National and State House of Assembly Tribunal sitting at Miller Road, Kano on Wednesday dismissed the petition filled by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of the  All Progressive Congress (APC) representing Ajingi/Gaya Federal Constituency, Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya.

The three-man panel led by Justice Ajoke Adepoju held that the petitioner, Usman Mahmud Adamu failed to prove the allegations bordering on corrupt practices, over voting and allocation of votes to non-participating parties, filed against the respondents.

The petition was dismissed on the grounds that we did not give sufficient evidence to warrant the grant of the reliefs we sought in our petition.

Speaking with Reporters after the ruling, Counsel to the Petitioner, Rabiu Sadiq, “our prayers was for the Tribunal to annul the election of Albasu/Gaya/Ajingi Federal Constituency because some political parties that were not on the ballot paper were ascribed with some votes as it was on the result sheet. That was the main ground.

“We may step forward to the Court of Appeal after discussing with our client.”



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