Commissioner for justice, NBA react as Kano poll tribunal receives 33 petitions

Commissioner for justice, NBA react as Kano poll tribunal receives 33 petitions

- There have been not less than 33 petitions submitted at the Kano state election tribunal

- The petitions, according to chairman of the tribunal, Justice Nayai Aganaba, were for state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections

- Aganaba also said that the tribunal would be free and fair in the dispensation of all election matters

The governorship, National Assembly and state House of Assembly election petition tribunal in Kano has received 33 petitions from the just concluded 2019 general elections in the state.

The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Nayai Aganaba, disclosed this at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal on Thursday, April 4, in Kano, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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He said that the 33 petitions were for state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections, adding that there were no petitions yet on the governorship election.

Aganaba appealed to parties in the tribunal to cooperate in order to ensure that the 180 days allotted for the petitions is judiciously spent. He promised that the tribunal would be free and fair in the dispensation of all election matters.

In his welcome address, the Kano state attorney general and commissioner for Justice, Ibrahim Mukhtar, assured the judges of adequate security and conducive working environment to enable them discharge their duties.

Speaking earlier, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Kano state chairman, Lawal Musa, assured the full support of lawyers to make the job of the tribunal easier.

Musa called on lawyers in the state to respect time and not delay the process because of the limited time the tribunal had.

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NAN reports that the tribunal which commenced sitting on Thursday has Justice Ashu Augustine and Justice Mustafa Tijjani as members.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s Kano Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Riskuwa Arabu Shehu, had revealed that the winner of the governorship poll in the state will be announced on Tuesday, March 12.

The REC revealed that the results of 10 wards that were already collated in Nassarawa local government will be regenerated through INEC's primary and secondary data source in order to collate the figures.

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