Bauchi Gov Tribunal: Fixes 7, 8, 9 & 10 June for hearing.

Written by on June 1, 2023

In continuation with the pre-hearing of the Bauchi governorship election petition tribunal, counsel to the first, second and third respondents has urged the tribunal to dismiss and strike out the petitions filed by the petitioner, Sadique Abubakar; the governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, as well as the Alliance for Peoples Movement, APM, because, they do not comply with the provisions of 41(d) of the first schedule of the Electoral Act.

Counsels to the respondents, Hassan El-Yakub, Mohamed Nyadayako and Gody Uche in their submissions, urged the tribunal to uphold and adopt their objections.

Responding to the respondent’s Counsel, the lead counsel to the petitioner, Hassan Liman, objected that the sanity of Section 36 of the Constitution on the right of fair hearing, should be adhered to.

The three-man Justices of the tribunal led by P.T Kwahar, said all submissions have been received for hearing, and insisted that the tribunal is constrained to dismiss or strike any submission before it at this stage, in compliance with Section 136 of the law.

The tribunal later adjourned for hearing and submission of evidence to 7, 8, 9 and 10th days of June 2023.

This is the second day of the pre-hearing session of the Bauchi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, presided by a three-man panel of judges.

Bauchi Governorship Election Tribunal has two petitions before it for judgement, filed by the governorship candidate of the All-Progressives Congress, APC, Sadique Abubakar, and the Alliance for Peoples Movement, APM, against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Bala Mohamed, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

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