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Tribunal Declares Kaduna Governorship Election Inconclusive, Orders Re-run



The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kaduna State on Thursday declared the 2023 governorship election that produced Governor, Uba Sani inconclusive, News About Nigeria reports.

In their ruling, the tribunal declared the election inconclusive and directed that a supplementary election should be held by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) within 90 days.

The 3-man panel led by Justice Victor Oviawe ordered a rerun of election in 24 polling units in seven wards of four local governments consisting of 16,300 registered voters.

The tribunal judgement which was given in a split decision of a ratio of 2:1 was announced via Zoom after the judges shunned the physical hall.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Isah Mohammed Ashiru had filed a petition against the victory of Sani in the March 18, 2023 election.

PDP’s Ashiru challenged the election of the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sani as the Governor of Kaduna State on the grounds of alleged irregularities and electoral fraud.

The Party also stated in their petition that their Candidate, Ashiru won the election but was not declared by the INEC.

During the hearing of the petition, the PDP and Ashiru also called 24 witnesses and presented claims and documents to prove their case.