Ex-governor Lamido's son goes to court to contest election result

Ex-governor Lamido's son goes to court to contest election result

The candidate for Jigawa Central senatorial district on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mustapha Sule Lamido, has said he would challenge the February 23 National Assembly election result in court.

The candidate, who is the son of former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, was defeated by Senator Sabo Nakudu, who polled 224,543. Lamido polled 143,611 votes, Daily Trust reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Lamido's plan was announced by the Jigawa Central zonal vice chairman of PDP, Aminu Jahun.

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According to Jahun, the party is challenging the result of the election based on the irregularities that characterised the National Assembly election in the state.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential election held on Saturday, February 23 in which President Muhammadu Buhari emerged winner was described as the freest in the country since 1951.

Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri on Thursday, February 28, said the election was the freest in the country since 1951 when he started voting as an adult.

The Benin chief called on President Buhari to be magnanimous in victory. He also advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to congratulate the president.

He said: “I voted in the election. I started voting since December 1951 and that is exactly 68 years ago. Since I started voting in 1951, till date, I have not failed to vote in any election including that which was conducted by Babangida in June 12 1993, there was none of these elections that has been as free as the one we held on the 23rd.

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"I say that from my own personal knowledge, this is not history that you read from book, this is something in which I participated, there was none of these elections that was as transparent, free and fair as the one we have just held so to that extent, Muhammadu Buhari should be praised.

"He promised the world that there would be no interference in the electoral process and that is exactly what has happened, he told Nigerians that he will continue to fight corruption and all corruptive tendencies and that is what he has done.”

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