Politics

JUST IN: Kunchi/Tsanyawa: Tribunal dismisses NNPP’s petition, affirms Tsanyawa’s election

The National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano has upheld the election of Alhaji Sani Bala Tsanyawa of All Progressive Congress(A PC) against the assertion of Abdullahi Safiyanu Muhammad of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP )that the Kunchi/Tsanyawa Federal House Representatives Election held on 25th Feb. marred by irregularities and non-incompliance with the Electoral Act, 2022.

According to the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge ruled that the three witnesses presented by the Petitioner lack cognitive values.

Justice Azinge added; “We found contradictory and discrepancies in the testimonies of PW1, PW2 and PW 3 respectively”.

She also stated that it is the duty of Petitioner not only to show but to demonstrate to the Tribunal that the respondent didn’t score the majority of the votes cast during the election.

She further upheld that he who asserts must to prove.

“This petition is hereby dismissed for lacking in merit.and all parties should bear own cost” Azinge upheld.

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