PDP failed to secure favourable results at Tribunal against Al-Makura

The petition filed by and Suleiman Adokwe, challenging the election of Sen Tanko Al-Makura of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was declared winner of Nasarawa South senatorial seat has been set aside.

The petitioner, Adokwe, a 3-term senator from the state has informed the the polls did not conform with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010. And such Al-Makura was alleged unlawfully declared winner.

Justice David Ugoh, the chairman held that the petitioner failed to prove that the respondent had not scored the highest lawful votes at the election.

Furthermore, he held that the petitioner also failed to prove non-compliance with the electoral act, how voters were prevented from voting, the illegal cancellation of and how malpractice were carried out.

He also held that the petitioner did not provide witnesses to support his arguments and as such the concluded thus “he failed to prove that, we therefore, uphold the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),” Ugoh said, adding that the petition was lacking in merit.

In a swift reaction to the judgment, counsel to the petitioner, Israel Usman, said they were displeased with the judgment and would study it to decide their next line of action.

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