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Tribunal Dismisses Suit Challenging Senator Abbo’s Election

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Yola, on Thursday, dismissed the suit challenging the election of Elisha Abbo as senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.

The suit was filed by Senator Binta Masi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who lost the seat to Abbo during the general election.

Delivering judgment, Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Sulaiman Akanbi, said that the petitioner could not provide any credible evidence to show that Abbo’s election was marred by over-voting and other irregularities as alleged.

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“All said and done, the petitioner failed to prove his petition with convincing evidence. We consequently dismissed this petition,’’ the judge ruled.

Reacting to the judgement, counsel to Masi, Yakubu Bello, said that his client would appeal the judgment.

Abbo after the tribunal’s ruling, said he was excited by the victory, urging Massi to accept the outcome in good faith.

He also said that the case had been one of the major things distracting him from delivering on his mandate to his constituents.

“My people should be expecting wonders. I am not a mistake and I will make them proud,” Abbo said.

The election tribunal also dismissed a case filed by Ahmad Mo-Allahyidi of the APC, challenging the victory of Binos Yaroe for the seat of Adamawa South Senatorial District.

Also, the tribunal dismissed the case filed by Ovaldi Madayi of the APC against the victory of Laori Kwamoti of the PDP for Numan/Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

More so, the petition of Mucthar Kabiru of the PDP, challenging the victory of Abdulrazak Namdas of the APC for Ganye/Toungo/Jada/Mayo-Belwa Federal Constituency at the green chamber was dismissed.

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