The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the Kaduna State capital has upheld the election of Nasir El-Rufai as duly elected governor of the State.
In a judgement delivered today Monday September 9th, the chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Ibrahim Bako, held that the petitioner, Isah Ashiru, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), failed to prove his allegations of massive rigging and other electoral irregularities against Governor El-Rufai , the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 9th governorship election.
Ashiru had told the court that irregularities trailed the conduct of the governorship election and asked the Tribunal to declare him the winner of the election.
The Tribunal ruled that Ashiru and the PDP failed to provide any factual evidence to prove INEC wrong in returning El-Rufai of the APC as duly elected.
The tribunal subsequently dismissed Ashiru’s suit for lacking in merit.