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Tribunal receives 10 petitions on NASS elections in Gombe

2015-04-30 10:03
Nigeria elections

Gombe - The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Gombe State has received 10 petitions over the elections held on March 28.

Secretary of the tribunal, Bello Abdullahi said on Wednesday in Gombe that nine of the petitions were for the House of Representatives seats and one for the Senate.

According to him, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Alhaji Usman Bello-Kumo, are challenging the election of Senator Danjuma Goje of the All progressive Congress (APC) for Gombe Central Senatorial District.

He said that Alhaji Yau Marafa of the PDP had challenged the outcome of the election, which declared the APC winner in Gombe/Kwami/Funakaye Federal Constituency.

Similarly, Yila Yaro of APC has filed a petition challenging the declaration of Alhaji Ali Isa of the PDP as winner of Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituency seat.

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The secretary said Abishai Galadima of the APC had also filed a petition in which he contested the election of Hajiya Fatima Binta-Bello as member-elect for Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency.

He said another petitions received was from Alhaji Ismaila Muazu-Hassan and his party, the PDP, separately contesting the election of Alhaji Barambu Umar-Kawuwa of the APC in Akko Federal constituency.

Abdullahi added that the PDP candidate for Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency, Alhaji Sambo Sa’ad and the party, were also challenging the declaration of Hajiya Aisha Jibril-Dukku as winner of the election.

Meanwhile, the tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, access to all materials used for the April 11 elections in the state.

Ruling on an ex- parte motion brought by Niyi Idowu, counsel to Yahaya, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice M.O. Adewara granted the prayers of the applicant and directed INEC to comply. 

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