Kano Election Tribunal: Ganduje,Abba to know fate in October

Acheme Jack, Kano


Kano state Governorship Election Petition tribunal presided by justice Halima Shamaki has indicated that judgment on the  petition  filed by the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) challenging the election of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress, APC  is expected to  be delivered in October.

Earlier, counsel representing the petitioners, Barrister Adegboyega Awomolo(SAN) told the court that they have come to the end of presenting their case.

In reaction, the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Shamaki said the tribunal would not accommodate delay tactics from the respondents as the assignment is time bound.

Shamaki then directed  INEC, Ganduje and APC to  put up their defense serially, explaining that the court on the commencement of the opening of defence by the respondents, would not concede to  requests for short adjournments.

She urged all the parties to go and study the court proceedings to avoid delay.

“We are working with time, the respondents will take their days, for defense, we will  allow  all the parties the statutory  time to file their  written addresses, there will be no abridging  of time,  we should be rounding up by first week of October,”Justice Shamaki stated.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Kano state chapter dragged  INEC, Ganduje,  and APC  before the tribunal alleging  that the claimed March 23rd governorship election victory by  the  trio  is  untrue.

The petitioners tendered 1020 exhibits alongside   the appearances  of 34 witnesses, out of the 253 witness depositions made before the tribunal.

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