Kaduna Tribunal Delivers Judgment On 6 Out Of 14 Petitions

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The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had so far delivered judgments on six out of the 14 petitions filed before it.

Mrs Hafsat Suleiman, Secretary to the tribunal disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria shortly after the tribunal dismissed a petition brought before it by Mr Benjamin Faing for lacking in merit.

The 14 petitions are challenging various decisions by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the February 23 and March 9 polls in the state.

Suleiman told NAN that the tribunal had concluded the three petitions challenging INEC’s decision on the election of Senator Uba Sani of All Progressives Congress in the Kaduna Central Senatorial District.

She said the tribunal had also concluded the petition filed against INEC’s return of Senator Danjuma La’ah of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Kaduna South senatorial district poll.

The petition against Senator La’ah was brought by Mr Barnabas Bala Bantex, the former Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the APC.

She said that the tribunal had equally concluded the petition filed by Dr Ishaya Sarki Habu of the APC challenging the election of Garba Shehu Nicolas of the PDP in the Sanga/Jema’a Federal Constituency.

Suleiman said further that the tribunal had delivered judgment on the petition filed by Mr Aso Nehemiah Sunday of the APC, challenging the return of Gwani Gideon Lucas of the PDP for the Kaura Federal Constituency seat.

She said that the judgment for Jaba State Constituency brought to six, petitions so far concluded, while judgments on eight petitions comprising one Federal Constituency and seven House of Assembly petitions were still pending.

(NAN)

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