The Gombe State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the petition lodged by the African Democratic Congress (ADC) against the victory of Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
The ADC had contested the validity of the declaration and return of Governor Yahaya and his Deputy, Manassah Daniel, primarily on the grounds of discrepancies in the arrangement of names on the deputy’s certificates without the accompanying affidavits.
The petitioner argued that these discrepancies invalidated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket. Also Read: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/08/03/condemnation-trails-murder-of-sheikh-kuri-in-gombe/
However, the tribunal ruled in favour of Governor Yahaya, stating that the issue was a pre-election matter and that the deputy had met the necessary certificate requirements to be eligible for the election.
Additionally, the ADC had alleged instances of corrupt practices and widespread vote-buying during the election. Nevertheless, the tribunal also dismissed these allegations due to insufficient evidence.
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