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KATSINA: Tribunal affirms Gov Masari’s election

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The Katsina State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has affirmed Gov. Aminu Masari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the rightful winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.

The tribunal in a press release stated that there is no law that stipulates the number of names to be used in the filling of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s form for an election.

The tribunal also held that the petitioners failed to prove the allegation of substantial non-compliance to the electoral act in the conduct of the election.

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According to the tribunal, Governor Masari was qualified to contest for election for the office of the Executive Governor of Katsina state, adding that, the name Aminu Bello Masari is the same with Aminu Masari.

In the majority judgment, the tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove the allegation of substantial non-compliance to the electoral act in the conduct of the election.

It further stated that there is no law that stipulates the number of names to be used in the filling of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s form for an election.

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