The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna State on Friday rejected the judgment of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal affirming the election of Governor Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC), News About Nigeria reports.
The party, therefore, said it would seek redress at the Court of Appeal.
This was disclosed by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr Alberah Catoh, who described the judgement as not credible.
According to him, a review by the PDP’s lawyer indicated that the judgment did not meet the requirements of substantive justice.
The party’s reaction came hours after the tribunal, sitting in Kaduna, dismissed the petition filed by its candidate, Isah Mohammed Ashiru against Sani’s election.
He further argued that the verdict was not in alignment with extant electoral laws, guidelines and regulations.
“The party has accordingly directed its lawyers to appeal the judgment at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, within the timeframe specified by law,” the statement added.
He, therefore, urged the PDP supporters across the state to be calm and of good cheer in the belief that though the walk to justice is slow, they would reach their destination.
News About Nigeria reports that 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 its candidate, Ashiru, won the election but was not declared by the INEC.