The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and candidate of the Kano state governorship candidate of the party, Abba Kabir-Yusuf have finally filed a petition against the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Naija News reports that the PDP in Kano on Thursday, April 11, filed the petition against Ganduje in about twenty days after the declaration of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje as winner of the March 23 governorship election.
The party n its petition is contending that the supplementary election conducted by INEC was unconstitutional and unlawful.
Speaking to journalists shortly after filing the petition, Yusuf said during the March 9 governorship election the PDP got the highest votes across the 44 local governments in the state.
“The prayer we are asking is for the tribunal to determine the actual winner in the election that took place on March 9.
“To me as the PDP candidate the only election that took place was on March 9, he said”
The petitioner’s counsel, Maliki Kuliya-Umar, said the declaration of the March 9 election as inconclusive was an opportunity given to APC to rig its candidate back to power.
“We trust the tribunal to do what is right by confirming the election of March 9, as it was the only election recognized by law,” he said.