Appeal court upholds Kwankwaso’s election
The Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna has dismissed the appeal brought before it challenging the declaration of former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as the winner of the Kano Central senatorial district seat.
Senator Basheer Lado Garba and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the declaration of Kwankwaso as winner of the election at the National Assembly election petition tribunal which sat in Kano.
The tribunal had ruled in favour of Kwankwaso but the duo, not satisfied with the judgment, went to the appellate court.
Justice Habeeb Abiru who delivered the lead judgment on Monday in Kaduna, said the All Progressive Congress (APC) complied with section 85 of the Act in giving the mandatory 21 days notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the primaries that led to the eventual substitution of Kwankwaso.
He said Kwankwaso was properly substituted by his party to participate in the election and described the PDP and Senator
Garba as “meddlesome interlopers” saying their petition is “without merit.”