The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano on Wednesday upheld the victory of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (PDP). The March 9 election and subsequent re-run met with serious issues at the time which necessitated the petition.
The tribunal declared that the petition of the main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, challenging the victory of All Progressives Congress(APC) lacked merit.
The chairman of the three-member panel, justice Halima Shamaki, in a judgement read for over 3 hours at High Court premises on Miller road, Kano, dismissed the PDP’s petition seeking the nullification of Ganduje’s victory in March 9 governorship election.
The election was hard fought and filled with so much acrimony which attracted national attention.