KANO RE-RUN: PDP in Court to Challenge Doguwa’s Victory

INEC, Rerun, Election, Kano, Restriction, Security

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced legal moves  to challenge the victory of the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate, Alhasan Ado Doguwa, in the  January 25th  Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency rerun.

Judicialsketch.com can reveal that PDP’s candidate in the rerun, Air Commodore Salisu Yushau (rtd) has assembled a team of lawyers to file a petition challenging the election of  Alhassan Doguwa as member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada  federal constituency.

The leader of the PDP legal team, Ibrahim Isah Wangida, who confirmed that a legal team has been mandated to commenced processes challenging the outcome of the rerun, disclosed that his team had already complied with requirements to trigger of the legal tussle to contest the return.

According to him, the PDP and its candidate have collated enough evidence to prove their case before Kano state election petition tribunal.

Wangida said the PDP candidate is contesting the outcome of the elections on the grounds of disenfranchisement of voters and collation of wards and local government results in the absence of PDP accredited agents.

He said all the applications are being filed accordingly, adding that the PDP has already enlisted its witnesses and all relevant documents have been generated to flag off the legal suit against the outcome of the rerun in Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency.

In a related development, the Kano state federal and state house of assembly petition tribunal would soon be inaugurated Judicialsketch.com can reveal.

A source at the court registry confirmed to judicialsketch.com that “the tribunal would soon commence sitting at Miller Road court complex.”


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