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NIGER: Tribunal throws out petition by PDP’s Nasko against Gov Bello



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The camp of Umar Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was thrown into sadness after the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Niger State, threw out his petition against Governor Abubakar Bello of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The petition by Umar Nasko was on Wednesday thrown out by Justice John Igboji-led tribunal, which ruled that the petition constitutes an abuse of court process, because it had been heard and decided by a Federal High Court.

Justice Igbobi consequently upheld the Preliminary Objection of the 2nd Respondent (APC) against the Petition of Umar Nasko and the PDP.

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Recall that Umar Nasko had earlier filed the petition before the tribunal claiming that Governor Abubakar Bello submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

‎However, his efforts to contest the election victory of the incumbent governor failed to yield any meaningful result with reports suggesting that Umar Nasko may seek other legal means to secure his mandate which he believes was ‘stolen’.

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