The National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Kano, on Tuesday, fixed 24th July, 2023 to deliver judgement in a petition by Abdussalam Abdulkarim Zaura of APC, challenging the declaration of Rufa’i Sani Hanga by INEC, as winner of Kano Senatorial election, conducted on 25th Feb. 2023.
The tribunal adjourned the matter until 24th, July, 2023 for judgment after the petitioners and respondents have adopted their final written addresses.
Counsel to INEC, Barrister Abbas Haladu, in his final written address dated 10th June and filed on 12th June 2023, urged the court to dismiss the petition.
Similarly on his part, Counsel to Rufa’i Sani Hanga and his party NNPP, Barrister Meshak Ikpe, filed their written addresses, dated and filed 9th June, 2023 urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition.
“We are hereby adopt same as our Final Written Adresses and urging the tribunal to dismiss the petition.” He said
Counsel to Ibrahim Shekarau, Mr Ismail Abdulaziz, filed his final written address dated and filed 13th June, 2023 and urged the court to also dismiss the petition.
While adopting his final Written Address, on behalf of the Petitioner, Abdussalam Zaura, Nuraini Jimoh SAN said he filed his Final Written Address, dated and filed 12th June, 2023 and urged the court to allow the petition and grant all the reliefs sought.
Justice Watch News gathered that parties in the petition include: Abdussalam Abdulkarim Zaura and APC as Petitioners.
Other parties include, INEC, (1st Respondent), Rufa’i Sani Hanga, 2nd Respondent), NNPP (3rd Respondent) and Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau (4th Respondents)