- Kano state election tribunal has fixed may 6 for hearing of the petition filed against Governor Ganduje and the APC
- The PDP governorship candidate Abba Kabiru Yusuf is challenging the outcome of the Kano govenornship rerun
The Kano state governorship election petition tribunal has fixed 6th of May to begin hearing on the petition filed before it against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the All Progressive Congress (APC) by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate.
According to Daily Trust, the counsel to PDP and its candidate Abba Kabiru Yusuf, Barrister Bashir Yusuf Muhammad, say they have filed two pending applications but struck out one based on a latest development.
His words:"We have two pending applications before the court. One seeking the order to serve the APC and Kano state governor by substituted means because all efforts to serve him through personal service was proved abortive as stated to us by the registry.
“However, we learnt today that, the registry was yesterday able to serve the governor personally and subsequently we apply for the court to strikeout the application which the court did.”
“The second application was to ask the court to extend the exparte order given to us to inspect election materials in the INEC because the order given to us elapsed after 14 days from the day it was given to us and the court was of the opinion that since the petition was served on all both parties it is better for us to put them on notice so that they could come to the court and an order will be given to them to act accordingly."
In his reaction, counsel to APC and Governor Ganduje, Barrister Musa Abdullahi Lawal, stated that the court's decision was a fair decision.
The presiding judge Justice Halima Shamaki adjourned the case to the 6th of May for hearing.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the governorship election petition tribunal in Kano, on Tuesday, April 9, granted permission to the PDP to inspect all election materials used by INEC during the gubernatorial election in the state. The gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Abba Kabiru-Yusuf, is challenging the declaration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the March 23 supplementary election in Kano state.
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