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El-Rufai hails affirmation of his re-election by tribunal

El-Rufai hails affirmation of his re-election by tribunal

10.9.2019

El-Rufai hails affirmation of his re-election by tribunal

Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Monday hailed the affirmation of his re-election by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, quoted the governor as thanking the tribunal for its verdict and expressing his gratitude to the people whose electoral choice has been reaffirmed. The tribunal on Monday upheld the election of El-Rufai as the duly elected governor. The Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Ibrahim Bako, said the petitioner, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isah Ashiru, was unable to prove his allegations of massive rigging and other electoral irregularities against Governor El-Rufai, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In the petition filed before the tribunal, the PDP candidate had alleged that irregularities marred the conduct of the March 9, 2018 governorship election and asked the tribunal to declare him winner. Read Also: BREAKING: Tribunal upholds El-Rufai’s election The Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Mohammed Bello, who was the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer, had said El-Rufai polled 1,045,427 to defeat his closest rival, Isa Ashiru, the PDP candidate, who scored 814,168. The PDP and its governorship candidate, Ashiru, had petitioned the tribunal asking it to nullify El-Rufai’s election. The petitioners, in their final written address, asked the tribunal to cancel 515, 951 votes, which they contended, were unlawfully added to the total votes cast during the poll. The petitioners called 135 witnesses out of the 685 they assembled to prove alleged massive rigging, ballot stuffing and other irregularities during the poll as contained in their petition. The petitioners accused the INEC of adding 391,741 votes to El-Rufai’s and 124, 210 unlawful votes to the PDP through wrong or double entry on the result sheets. They said that declaring El-Rufai as the winner by INEC was illegal, as he did not poll the majority of lawful votes. The PDP through its legal team led by Mr. Emmanuel C. Ukala (SAN), said deducting 391,741 votes from 1,045,427 scored by El-Rufai and 124,210 from Ashiru’s 814, 168 votes would give victory to PDP and Ashiru, its candidate. The PDP Chairman in Kaduna State, Hassan Hyet, has said his party will appeal the tribunal’s judgment. Tags: Read more: The Nation Nigeria

BREAKING: Kaduna governor El-rufai wins at Tribunal – Daily TrustThe Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Kaduna State, on Monday, declared the State Governor Nasir El-rufai of All Progressives Cong...

El-Rufai reacts to tribunal’s verdict, calls for unity in Kaduna – Daily TrustMalam Nasir El-Rufai has welcomed the affirmation of his re-election as Governor of Kaduna state by the Election Petitions Tribunal and call on all residents of the state to join hands in progressive endeavours for peace and development of the state.

El-rufai reacts as Tribunal declares him winner of Kaduna guber - Daily Post NigeriaGovernor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has commended the affirmation of his re-election as governor of the state. DAILY POST had reported that the governo

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PDP kicks as tribunal affirms El-Rufai’s victory – Daily TrustThe Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Kaduna State has declared the State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, as winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. ‎The tribunal judge, Justice Ibrahim Bako, struck out the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isa Ashiru, over lack of evidence.ADVERTISEMENT Ashiru had filed …



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