The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, on Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in the 2019 governorship election.
In the ruling, the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu, leading other two Justices, affirmed that the petition of the PDP lacked all necessary evidence that can portray the election as full of irregularities and election malpractices as claimed by the PDP and its candidate, Senator Isa Galaudu.
Justice Amina Aliyu, therefore, submitted that the case is struck out for lacking merit.
Reacting to the judgement, counsel to Governor Bagudu and the APC, Yakubu Maikiyau (SAN), told newsmen in an interview that the pronouncement by the tribunal justices was in order in its entirety, adding that he and his team of Lawyers feel great.
Maikyau, however, said that in case the PDP feels dissatisfied with the judgement and heads for the Appeal Court, they would not be distracted but follow them accordingly.
He pointed out that to challenge the decisions of the tribunal at the Appellate Court is a fundamental right of anybody.
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