Tribunal: Fintiri to know fate tomorrow as Abbo, Binos, others emerge winners

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Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, will tomorrow know his fate as the Governorship elections petitions tribunal decides on the petition filed by Action Peoples party seeking the cancellation of the March 9th and March 28th supplementary governorship polls.

This is just as the National Assembly and State Elections petitions Tribunal affirmed the victory of Senator Elisha Abbo and Senator Binos Yaroe, representing Adamawa Northern and Southern Senatorial district respectively, while dismissing the petition challenging their declaration for lack of merit.

The case list for judgment, on the governorship election petition referenced EPT/AD/Gov./ 01/2019 Action Peoples Party (APP) and Ahmadu Fintiri, Crowther Seth and Two others, posted on the tribunal’s notice board on Thursday, slated judgement for 30th August (Friday).

The APP, petition against Ahmadu Fintiri, Crowther Seth, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC respectively listed as First to Fourth respondent is seeking the nullification of the March 9 governorship polls and supplementary elections of March 28 because the fourth respondent unlawfully excluded its governorship candidate in the polls.

The Adamawa State National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly Petitions Tribunal chaired by Justice S. B Akanbi, began ruling on cases for National Assembly elections and dismissed the suit filed by Sen. Ahmad Mo-Allahyidi, of the All Progressive Congress challenging the election of Sen. Binos Yaroe, as senator, Adamawa Southern Senatorial District, for lack of merit.

It also dismissed both petitions, challenging the victory of both Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, former Chairman, House Committee on Information, representing, Mayo-Belwa, Jada, Toungo and Ganye by Mukhtar Kabiru, PDP and that of Hon. Kwamoti Laori, member representing Demsa, Numan and Lamurde, filed by Bema Ovaldi, APC, also for lack of merit, at the Wednesday sitting.

But in the other cases decided on Thursday, the tribunal affirmed the victory of Sen. Elisha Abbo after it dismissed the petition filed by Abbo’s predecessor Sen. Binta Garba, failed to prove her case on all the three grounds of the relief sought.

The tribunal however struck out the petition filed by Ibrahim Mustapha against Abdulrauf Modibbo, for the Federal House of Representative seat for Yola North, Yola South and Girei Constituency based on a supreme court ruling which sacked the later and directed INEC to issue the petition with certificate of return over an alleged case of certificate forgery.

Dr. Mustapha Saidu, PDP also triumphed over Sadiq Dasin,APC, who had his petition also thrown out, as he sought to reclaim his seat as member representative Fufore and Song Federal Constituency, following his defeat at the February 23 polls.

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