Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan (C) sits among party leaders during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, t ~ TUNJI OMIRIN
Kano - The Election Petition Tribunal
sitting in Kano on Wednesday fixed May 25 and May 26 for the beginning of
hearing in a petition filed by Sen. Bashir Lado of the People’s Democratic
Lado is challenging the victory of Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of
the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano Central Senatorial District
election held on March 28.
When the case came up for pretrial, all the counsels to the
respondents challenged the authenticity of the document in view of the fact
that they were photocopies.
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However, in his ruling, the tribunal Chairman, Justice
Cornelius Akintayo, said the essence of the pretrial was to sort out the entire
document filed by each party.
"Pretrial is a normal practice. It is mandated that we must
issue a report on pretrial,’’ he said.
He ordered that the pretrial report be issued to all parties before the next
It is recalled that only four petitions were filed by
aggrieved candidates after the 2015 general election.