The Election Tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Lawal Adamu Usman, against Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sani had won the February election for the senatorial seat of Kaduna Central.
Delivering the judgment, Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice A.H. Suleiman said the petitioner could not sustain his petition as the evidence adduced were based on hearsay.
He held that the PDP candidate failed to prove any of his allegations of corrupt practices, over voting and election violence.
Reacting, Usman, through a statement by his spokesman, Abdulazeez Sulaiman, said: “We are today more convinced of the beauty of democracy which provides judicial avenues for seeking redress.
“As thoroughbred democrats, we never doubt the impartiality of the judiciary even though as humans, judges too, do have their individual set of biases.
“The justice system involves several steps and we shall explore all available windows to the final stage.”
Recall that the tribunal had also dismissed a petition by Senator Shehu Sani against Senator Uba Sani in the battle for Kaduna Central district senatorial seat.
The 2019 National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Kaduna, had sacked Shehu Sani’s petition challenging the emergence of Uba Sani as Kaduna Central senator.
In a two-hour judgment read by the chairman of the tribunal, Justice A. H. Suleiman, the tribunal said Shehu Sani’s petition lacked merit and dismissed it.
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