Tribunal Affirms El-Rufai As Winner Of Kaduna Gov Poll

Relief has come the way of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai following the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the state capital which upheld his election as the duly elected governor of the state.

Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Ibrahim Bako, while delivering the judgement on Monday said the petitioner, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Isah Ashiru was unable to prove his allegations of massive rigging and other electoral irregularities against El-Rufai , the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) before the Tribunal.

The PDP candidate had in the petition before the tribunal alleged that irregularities trailed the conduct of the March 9, governorship election and asked the Tribunal to declare him winner of the election.

But the Tribunal ruled that the petitioner was unable to provide substantial evidence to prove his allegations, even as it notes that the petitioner did not present any factual evidence to prove INEC wrong in returning El-Rufai of the APC as duly elected.

The tribunal therefore dismissed the petitioner’s suit challenging the governorship election for lacking in merit.

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