Tribunal throws out Bello Sarkin-Yaki’s petition against Governor Bagudu

The petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, Gen. Bello Sarkin-Yaki, in Kebbi state, challenging the election of Governor Atiku Bagudu has been thrown out by the governorship election petition tribunal.

Bagudu of the APC was returned elected as governor of the state by INEC at the April 2015 general election.

Delivering the verdict on the petition on Tuesday, chairman of the tribunal, Justice Kazeem Alogba said the petitioner failed to adhere to the process of filing a petition..

He averred that the petitioner abandoned the petition by filing for a free hearing notice behind time.

The councsel to the petitioner, Ibrahim Mohammed, however, objected to the decision of the tribunal stressing that an appeal would be filled at the Court of Appeal in Sokoto state.

Also reacting to the verdict, Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), applauded the judgment describing it as a victory for democracy.

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