- The nation's electoral umpire, INEC, recently told the election tribunal that Uba Sani, the APC candidate, won the Kaduna gubernatorial election
- The electoral umpire noted that the March 18 governorship election was free and fair
- INEC was responding to the petition brought by the PDP and its candidate, Mohammed Ashiru Sani, challenging the outcome of the poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed Uba Sani, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)' candidate was the winner in the March 18 gubernatorial election in Kaduna state.
This was even as it invited the Kaduna State Governorship Election Tribunal to note a major constitutional error in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the outcome of the 18 March 2023 poll.
Uba Sani won the poll, INEC declares
In its reply to the PDP petition, INEC noted that the incumbent governor and candidate of the ruling APC, Sani, won the election fair, square, and lawfully returned as the victor, The Nigerian Tribune reported.
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New Kaduna governor makes crucial pledge in maiden security meeting
Meanwhile, the newly sworn-in Kaduna state governor, Uba Sani, has made a crucial promise at his administration's maiden Security Council Meeting.
The governor vowed to provide logistic support to security agencies to help them carry out their duties effectively.
He restated that safety and security are a significant plan of his administration's 7-Point Agenda for the state.
New twist as APC governor-elect announces major appointment before inauguration
Legit.ng also reported that Governor Sani announced his first appointment a few days before his inauguration on Monday, May 29, declaring Muhammad Shehu Lawal his chief press secretary.
Sani explored the relevant experience of Lawal, spanning over 10 years, in political communication, conflict resolution, monitoring and evaluation, strategic communication, image management and peace-building.
In a statement he signed, the Kaduna governor-elect indicated that the appointment of Lawal would take effect from Tuesday, May 23.