APGA/APC Kaduna Guber case: Appeal Court to give fair hearing
By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has completed the documentation of all relevant evidences filed by all parties involved in the case filed by the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), challenging the election of Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai in the 2015 governorship election.
Speaking during the sitting of the court, the presiding judge, Justice I. M. Saulawa, leading other four judges said all the parties involved in the case would be given fair hearing of the case brought before the appeal court.
The appellant adopted his brief of arguments and replied to the respondents’ reply to the arguments.
There was preliminary objection filed by the respondents arguing the appeal court strike out the appellant ground of appeal on paragraphs 16, 17, 18 and 19 which judgment is reserved on the Day of Judgment.
The petitioner, Mr. Polycarp Danladi Gankon had petitioned Malam Nasir Ahmda El-rufai, APC and INEC as the first, second and third respondents respectively praying the first respondent; Malam Nasir Ahmad El-rufai was not duly elected in accordance with the provisions of the electoral act.
That the election of governor El-rufai was void by reason of non-compliance with the provision of the electoral act.
An order directing the 3rd respondent to conduct a fresh governorship election in Kaduna State in compliance with the provisions of the electoral act.