…as Adamawa Tri­bunal af­firms La’ori’s elec­tion

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ade­lanwa Bamg­boye

Adamawa State Na­tional and State Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly Pe­ti­tion Tri­bunal sit­ting in Abuja Tues­day threw out a pe­ti­tion filed by Mr Michael Ku­furo Zi­don, chal­leng­ing the va­lid­ity of the elec­tion of Rep. Kwamoti Bitrus La’ori of the So­cial Demo­cratic Party (SDP).

The tri­bunal ruled against the pe­ti­tion filed by Michael Ku­furo Zi­don of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) seek­ing the nul­li­fi­ca­tion of the elec­tion into Demsa/ Nu­man/ La­murde Fed­eral Con­stituency of Adamawa State held on March 28, 2015.

Mr Zi­don, in his pe­ti­tion, called on the tri­bunal to de­clare the PDP the win­ner af­ter claim­ing that La’ori of the SDP was not qual­i­fied to con­test the elec­tion.

He also called upon the tri­bunal to de­clare that the votes scored by La’ori were not thrown away, hav­ing been recorded for La’ori, who was not qual­i­fied to stand for the elec­tion.

The chair­man of the tri­bunal Jus­tice An­thony Onovo ruled that the re­liefs sought by the pe­ti­tioner in the present pe­ti­tion could not be granted, say­ing “This pe­ti­tion is with­out merit and hereby dis­missed.”

Upon re­view­ing the ev­i­dence, the judge pro­ceeded to dis­miss all the re­liefs the pe­ti­tioner sought in the pe­ti­tion.

Mean­while, the Jus­tice An­thony Ono­v­oled Tri­bunal will on Oc­to­ber 20, 2015 de­liver its judg­ment in the pe­ti­tion filed by Umar Dauda Duhu against Adamu Ka­male and not as re­ported that the judg­ment was de­liv­ered on Tues­day by our re­porter.

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