APGA’s case against El-Ru­fai’s elec­tion fails at tri­bunal

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From An­drew Agbese, Kaduna

The All Pro­gres­sives Grand Al­liance’s (APGA) bid to have the April 11 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Kaduna State which re­turned Malam Nasir El-Ru­fai of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) as win­ner failed yesterday as the Gov­er­nor­ship Elec­tion Pe­ti­tion tri­bunal sit­ting in Kaduna dis­missed the pe­ti­tion.

Chair­man of the tri­bunal, Jus­tice A. A. Ade­bara, dis­missed the pe­ti­tion on the ground that it lacked merit and facts to es­tab­lish non-com­pli­ance.

APGA gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date at the last elec­tion, Mr Poly­carp Dan­ladi, had pe­ti­tioned the tri­bunal chal­leng­ing the elec­tion.

He prayed the tri­bunal to nul­lify the elec­tion and or­der for a fresh elec­tion, ar­gu­ing that his name was not cap­tured in the Form EC 8A and that the elec­tion was char­ac­ter­ized by over vot­ing and not con­ducted in com­pli­ance with the Elec­toral Act.

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