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Kaduna PDP rejects tribunal judgment ‘technically’ affirming Uba Sani’s election

Kaduna PDP rejects tribunal judgment ‘technically’ affirming Uba Sani’s election
September 29
11:13 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna has rejected the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal affirming the election of Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

On Thursday, the tribunal upheld the victory of Uba Sani as governor of the state.

The three-man panel via Zoom, affirmed Sani’s victory on “technical grounds”.

In a two against one dissenting verdict, the panel ruled against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Isah Ashiru, for premature filing of the application for pre-hearing.


The tribunal led by Victor Oviawie said the petition was considered abandoned as argued by Uba’s lawyers.

On the merit of the case, the tribunal held that if the petition had not been dismissed on technical grounds, it would have ordered a supplementary election in 22 polling units within 90 days.

Reacting, Alberah Catoh, Kaduna PDP publicity secretary, in a statement on Friday, said the party will seek redress at the court of appeal.


Catoh said a review of the verdict by the party’s lawyer indicated that the judgment did not meet the requirements of substantive justice.

He further argued that the verdict was not in alignment with extant electoral laws, guidelines and regulations.

“The party has accordingly directed its lawyers to appeal the judgment at the court of appeal, Abuja, within the timeframe specified by law,” NAN quoted Catoh as saying.

He also urged teeming PDP supporters across the state to be calm and of good cheer, in the belief that though the walk to justice is slow, they would reach their destination.


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