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Tribunal Strikes Out Maku’s Petition For Lack Of Merit

Posted: Oct 1, 2015 at 12:13 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Michael David


The Nasarawa state governorship election petition tribunal sitting at High Court 4, Lafia, the state capital, on 30th Wednessday September, 2015 stroke out the petition filed again the election of  Governor Tanko Al- Makura of Nasarawa State on the April 11 general elections for lack of merit.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Halima Mohammed, after reading out all written addresses by all the counsels (petitioner and respondents) ruled out that the petitioner could not prove his allegation beyond reasonable doubt.

According to her, “the petitioner failed to provide crible evidences where he alleged that thge election was marred with violence in some places, unlawful declaration of votes, inflation of figures, mutilation and over voting.

“That the petition could not prove beyond reasonable doubt where he alleged that card readers were not used in some polling units. He also failed to sort out ballot papers tendered before tribunal, so it was not the business of the tribunal to sort it out for the petitioner”, she added.

She said the unlawful cancellation of the results in some areas as acclaimed by the petititioner, adding that there was substantial evidences to prove that the results were cancelled in some areas as alleged.

Reacting on the judgement, Maku`s running mate, Alhaji Ibrahim Abu, said that they were not satisfied with the judgement, as according to him, they were robbed, the people of the state were robbed, as well as they would head to Supreme Court, where the last hope of common man lies.

He further urged the people of the state to be calm, as due procedure would be followed.

Earlier, governor Tanko Al-Makura while addressing supporters at the Government House, Lafia said that the victory is for all the people of Nasarawa state as well as promised his campaign promises.