BREAKING: Tribunal Gives Final Verdict on Kebbi Governorship Election

BREAKING: Tribunal Gives Final Verdict on Kebbi Governorship Election

  • The tribunal has upheld the election of Kebbi state Governor Nasir Idris of the All Progressives Congress
  • Governor Idris was announced as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission
  • But, the Peoples Democratic Party's candidate had filed a 722-page petition challenging the election of Idris

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The Kebbi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Birnin Kebbi has delivered its judgement on the governorship election case.

The tribunal upheld the election of Governor Nasir Idris of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as duly elected governor in the March 18 election, Vanguard reported.

Governor Nasir Idris wins at Kebbi election tribunal
Tribunal upholds election of Nasir Idris as governor of Kebbi Photo Credit: @NasiridrisKG
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The court gave the ruling on Thursday, October 5.

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Recall that Idris was declared the winner of the Kebbi governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The returning officer for the governorship election, Professor Sa’idu Yusuf, announced that Dr. Idris won the election with a total of 409,225 votes, defeating his rival, Aminu Bande of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 360,940 votes.

Not satisfied, Bande filed a 722-page petition challenging the election of Governor Idris. He alleged that the election was manipulated in favour of the winner.

The retired general announced that his party would approach the tribunal to reclaim his mandate.

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Governor Idris is a renowned educationist, and trade unionist amongst other things.

Tribunal delivers judgement on Gov Abiodun’s victory

In other election-related news, the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abeokuta, gave its final verdict in the petition filed by the candidate of the PDP, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu, challenging the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the APC.

The three-man panel headed by Hamidu Kunaza affirmed Governor Abiodun’s victory as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.

The tribunal dismissed the PDP and Adebutu’s petition for “lack of merit” and failing to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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