Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal set to give judgment.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 28, 2023
The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the state capital, will this Thursday deliver judgement in the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2023 election, Isah Ashiru, against the victory of governor Uba Sani of the All-Progressives Congress (APC).
The tribunal led by Justice Victor Oviawie is going to deliver judgement via Zoom, but no formal reason has been given for the sudden development.
Ahead of the judgement, security has been beefed up around the court premises by a combined team of policemen, department of state security service (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
PDP is challenging the declaration of Governor Uba Sani as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.
Senator Sani polled a total of 730,001 votes to defeat his closest rival Ashiru who scored 719, 196 votes.
The PDP and its candidate rejected the results of the election, alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the wrong candidate winner of the election.
PDP and Ashiru alleged that there was massive irregularities and manipulation of results in favour of Governor Sani in some local governments by the INEC.
According to them, Senator Sani did not score the highest number of valid votes cast in the election and ought not to have been returned winner of the election by the INEC.