A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Sokoto - The 2015 Elections Petitions
Tribunal in Sokoto state said it had received five petitions from candidates
who contested in the Governorship and National Assembly elections in the state.
Secretary to the tribunal, Mrs Uju Mesiobi-Emeto, made this known while
interacting with newsmen in Sokoto on Monday.
Mesiobi-Emeto said that the petitions comprised one on the gubernatorial poll,
one for senatorial election and three on House of Representatives poll.
She said that the petition on the governorship poll was filed by the Mega
Progressives Peoples Party (MPPP) against the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC), the Governor-elect, Aminu
Tambuwal and Deputy Governor-elect, Ahmed Aliyu.
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She said that the petition on the senatorial exercise was also filed by MPPP
against INEC, APC and the Senator-elect for Sokoto Central Senatorial District,
The secretary said that PDP candidate in the House of Representative poll in
Wurno/Rabah constituency petitioned against the declaration of APC’s Kabir
Achida as winner of the contest.
According to her, the second petition in this category was filed by defeated
PDP's candidate for Tambuwal/Kebbe federal constituency, Aminu Abubakar,
against the, Abdussamad Dasuki of the APC and the INEC.
She said that the third petition on the House of Representatives election was
by Umar Bature, of the PDP, who lost the contest in Sokoto North/Sokoto South
She said that the three-member tribunal would be inaugurated on Wednesday.