Kaduna Election Tribunal rejects PDP appeal to recount Ballot Papers

0
8
Kaduna Election Tribunal rejects PDP appeal to recount Ballot Papers

Kaduna Election Tribunal rejects PDP appeal to recount Ballot Papers

On Tuesday, the application by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of votes of March 9 governorship election won by All Progressive Congress (APC) has been struck out by the Kaduna State election petition tribunal.

Hon. Mohammed Isa Ashiru, the candidate of the PDP lost the election and decided to challenge the victory of Nasir El-Rufai of APC at the tribunal.

It would be recalled that the PDP candidate before now applied for the recount of ballot in some polling units and wards of Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Zaria, Sabon Gari, Makarfi, Kudan, Kubau, Soba and Ikara local government areas won by the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the concluded election.

Justice Ibrahim M. Bako, who is the Chairman of the tribunal, in his ruling, made it clear that the court did not have the power to grant the application for the recount of ballot papers.

This was even as the tribunal fixed the 15th of June, 2019, for continuation of hearing of the case.

Counsel to Ashiru, Elesha Kurah (SAN), while speaking to journalists after the court ruling, stated that the legal team would study the ruling and take action where necessary.

Kaduna Election Tribunal rejects PDP appeal to recount Ballot Papers

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here