2019 polls: Bauchi election tribunal receives 16 petitions

2019 polls: Bauchi election tribunal receives 16 petitions

The election tribunal in Bauchi state said on Friday, March 29 that it had so far received 16 petitions from individuals and political parties on the just concluded governorship, national and state assembly elections conducted in the state.

The secretary of the tribunal, Bello Abdullahi said this in Bauchi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Abdullahi explained that seven petitions were for the senatorial elections while seven others were for the House of Representatives elections conduct on Saturday, February 23.

He further explained that the remaining two petitions were for the state assembly elections held on Saturday, March 9.

Abdullahi said that most of the petitioners were alleging that widespread irregularities were committed during the last general elections.

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He said that other petitioners had complained over alleged non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

The secretary also explained that some petitioners had complained about falsification of educational qualifications by some elected candidates.

Meanwhile, the Kano state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) over the violence that marred the recently held supplementary governorship election in the state.

Kano PDP's chairman, Alhaji Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi distanced the PDP, Senator Musa Kwankwaso and its governorship candidate Abba Yusuf from any form of violence and act that compromised the electoral process in the state.

Speaking to journalists in Kano, Bichi while reacting to the statement, said it was unfortunate that BMO took sides with Ganduje and his cohorts, accusing the governor of sponsoring thugs, buying votes and rigging the election.

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